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TIGERTOWN, TEXAS

Lamar County, North Central Texas
FM 2352. and FM 38
About 17 Miles NW of of Paris
About 11 Miles NE of Honey Grove
About 24 Miles E of Bonham
Population: Unknown

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Tigertown TX - Grocery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Once named 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 1905.

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.

Tigertown Today

Photographer’s Note:
“One unique 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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Tigertown City Limit
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Tigertown TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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