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STAMPEDE, TEXAS

Bell County, North Central Texas
FM 2601 and Stampede Creek
About 12 Miles NW of Temple
Population:
000010 (2000)

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History in Pecan Shell

According to the Handbook of Texas, the community was named after the creek and the creek was "probably derived from some cattle-driving mishap."

The town was granted a post office in 1883 which stayed open through 1901. It wasn't until 1933 when the community peaked with 62 residents (served by a single business).

After WWII, it had declined to thirty people and had only the school, church and one business. It hit rock bottom in the mid 1960s when ten residents were reported - the same number used for the 2000 census.
Bell county TX 1907 postal map
1907 Texas Post Map showing Stampede
(In northern Bell County near Coryell County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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