History in a Pecan
Cothran's Store, the current name is said to have come from a circus poster
sporting a tiger’s head.
The community had a post office from 1878 through
The 1890 census reported 75 residents. Businesses included a grist
mill and hotel as well as the mandatory store. Two years later there was a second
store as well as a cotton gin.
The town had two sawmills present in the
1930s but the population had fallen to a mere 40. It remained there through the
1940s. The current population is unknown.
fact about Tigertown is that even being as remote as it is, it has a vibrant trailer
industry. These are the trailers seen pulled behind so many pick-up trucks. These
include goosenecks, pindle-hooks, dump trailers, tilt-decks, car-haulers, tandem
axle trailers, bob cat trailers, and single axle trailers. I found this unusual.
It should also be noted that beside the major manufacturer, there are several
more small trailer companies.” - Gerald
Massey, August 2010
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