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    SOWERS, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Dallas County, North Central Texas
    11 Miles NW of Dallas in present-day Irving

    Population: Included in the Irving population

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    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery Tombstone
    Sowers Cemetery
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010

    History on a Pinhead

    The community dates from the late 1840s when settler E. D. Sowers opened a store on the site. He applied for a post office in 1881 under his name. The community had been known as Sower’s Store prior to the official post office designation.

    In the mid 1880s the community had a population of seventy five residents served by a blacksmith, doctor and pharmacist. The post officer closed in 1905 despite an increase in the number of residents to 121.

    The number of businesses shrank to just three during the Great Depression and the population was still reported as 30 in the mid 1950s. It is now a part of Irving
    .

    "My GPS actually indicated I was in Sowers so perhaps it survives as some legal entity." - David Cole, October 09, 2011

    Sowers Cemetery:

    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery Tombstone

    Jonathan Story
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010

    "'Story' is a major road in Irving and sure enough, there are people with that name in the cemetery." - David Cole
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery Broken Tombstone
    "Gone Home"
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    TX  Sowers Cemetery Broken Tombstone
    Broken Tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery Graves
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery  Woodsmen of the World Monument
    Woodsmen of the World Monument
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery Broken Tombstone  with Dove
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery  Tombstones
    Edmund Sowers
    Oct. 4, 1826 - May 13, 1909
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery  BrokenTombstone
    Broken Tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
    Irving TX  Sowers Cemetery  Baby Tombstone with Lamb
    "BABY"
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010

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