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SOUTHMAYD, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas
Highway 56
7 Miles W of Sherman

Population: 992(2000) 643(1990)

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Southmayd Baptist Church, Southmayd Texas
Southmayd Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Named after D. S. Southmayd, a local landowner, the town got started with the arrival of the Texas & Pacific Railroad in the early 1880s.

In 1881 a store and post office were in operation.

From 1904 to the mid 20s, the population weas just over 100 which doubled in the 1930s.

The town withstood the Depression with a healthy population and nine businesses.

During the mid-1970s the population fell to 235, but in recent years the town has been growing.
Water tower, Southmayd Texas
Photographer's Note: The water tower is in an industrial complex, most of which is abandoned or in bad shape, and the I don't know if it's city owned or not. - Mike Price, 2007
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