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SEARSVILLE, TEXAS

Bosque County, North Central Texas

Near the Intersection of FM 217 Meets FM 852
About 23 Miles NW of Waco
About 2 Miles NW of Valley Mills
Population: 0

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Searsville TX  1861 postmark info
Searsville TX  1861 postmark
A Confederate cover cancelled with Searsville, Texas 1861 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

History on a Pinhead

Josiah LeGrand Sears came to the site in 1854 from Virginia and opened a general store here. Whatever history Searsville had was kept among the residents. No one seems to have bothered to record the population at any point during Searsville's founding and decline. A post office was opened in 1859 but did not survive the Civil War.

Photographer's note:
"The church is the only structure in the area, but it delightfully retains it original name from way back in 1862 when it was founded." - John J. Germann

TX - Searsville Baptist Church
Searsville Baptist Church
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, October 2011
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TX - Searsville Baptist Church
Searsville Baptist Church
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, October 2011
TX - Searsville Baptist Church marker
Searsville Baptist Church
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, October 2011
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