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Cooke County TX
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SIVELLS BEND, TEXAS

Cooke County, Central Texas North

33 50' 59" N, 97 13' 26" W (33.849722, -97.223889)
FM 1201
4 miles S of the Red River
20 miles NW of Gainesville
88 miles NW of Dallas
85 miles NW of Fort Worth
Population: 50 (2000) 100 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The Sivells Brothers, Simon and Bill, are the namesakes of this town. Around 1850 they built a store, but abandoned it due to Indian misbehavior. The community was reestablished nine years later. The next formative occurrence was when a branch of the Chisholm Trail came through in the late 1860s.

The town billeted a company of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War and a post office was granted in 1872 - and was cancelled 101 years later.

In 1882 the population reached 100 - the same as the 1990 census. The low level mark was in the 1940s when only 40 people lived in the area.
Camp Howze  foundations, Cooke County, near Gainesville  Texas
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2007
CAMP HOWZE
POW Camp and Infantry Training

Junction of FM 1202 and I-35
NW of Gainesville, Texas
TX Cooke County 1907 Postal Map
Cooke County 1907 Postal Map showing "Sivellsbend"
Just S of the Red River
NW of Gainesville

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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