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SPRINGTOWN, TEXAS

Parker County, North Central Texas
Highway 199 and 51
27 Miles NW of Fort Worth
17 Miles NE of Weatherford
Population: 2,728 (2010)

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Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

In 1856 New Jersey settler Joseph Ward settled here. In 1859 he platted the town and named it Littleton's Springs after a pioneer family.

The name was changed to Springtown in the 1870s at popular request. The post office was granted in 1875.

Prior to public schools, Springtown Male and Female Institute opened in 1884 . In 1936 Springtown High School was incorporated into the Parker County ISD. The first of many town newspapers arrived in 1881.

By 1890 the community was thriving with daily stage service to Weatherford and a tri-weekly stage to Decatur. The population in 1890 was a thriving 500. By 1940 it reached 800 where it slowed for many years until commuters from Ft. Worth found that living there was worth the commute.
Springtown TX Eureka Masonic Lodge
Eureka Masonic Lodge
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
Springtown Texas - Eureka Masonic Lodge historical marker
Eureka Masonic Lodge historical marker
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
Historical Marker:

Eureka Lodge No. 371, A. F. & A. M.

The Eureka Masonic Lodge entered into an agreement with W.L. Hutcheson to build this two-story structure in 1897. Over the years, while the first floor housed a variety of businesses, including Hutcheson's hardware store, the lodge continued to occupy the second floor. Exhibiting influences of the Romanesque revival style, the building features round-arch windows, a detailed keystone on the upper central window, and a red sandstone cornerstone.
Springtown Texas - Eureka Masonic Lodge cornerstone
Lodge cornerstone
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
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