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TOPSEY, TEXAS

Coryell County, North Central Texas

FM 580 and 1113
8 miles NW of Copperas Cove
20 miles NE of Lampasas
22 miles SW of Gatesville
Population: 20 est.

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Former school house in Topsey, Texas
Former Schoolhouse / Community Center
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 8-04
History in a Pecan Shell

One of the few towns in Texas named after a mule, Topsey made its appearance around 1900.

The post office was granted in 1901 but closed by 1918.

Forty people called Topsey home in 1914 and it reached its peak in the 30s with a population of 100. The population dropped to twenty in the 1980s, where it remains today.
The Methodist Church in Topsey, Texas
The Methodist Church in Topsey
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 8-04
A closed store in Topsey, Texas
A closed store
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 8-04

Topsey, Texas Forum

Subject: Topsey School
I grew up in the Cove, and attended the Topsey school for 1st grade in 1971, probably. Mr. Erskine was the teacher, accompanied by his blind brother (also Mr. Erskine). They picked the school children up in their dusty old car. He taught me to read--I'll never forget that moment, turning the final page and realizing that I had read an entire book myself! We were both delighted and laughed out loud!

Sweet memories. - Tracy Seffers, August 03, 2016
The newly wedded Knox Eddie (K.E.) Reed & Lillie Belle Lykins Reed
Photo courtesy Jimmy Reed
Subject: Wed in Topsey
My name is Jimmy Reed and I live in Pflugerville. My parents, Knox Eddie (K.E.) Reed and Lillie Belle Lykins Reed, were married in Topsey on May, 9, 1923. The ceremony was performed by Elder Solon Saunders Vardiman in the Baptist Church where he preached. The attached photo is of my parents in front of the church on their wedding day. - Jimmy Reed, May 18, 2016

Subject: Topsey
My name is Mary Gail Cowan Leming. My twin brother and I were born in Topsey in 1936 (at home). We attended the old school there and also attended the Baptist Church. My grandfather, Solon Saunders Vardiman, preached there and their home was on the same road with the church. I remember Mr. Jeffrey's old store. Daddy would take us to get a cold soda packed down in a tub of ice. - Mary Gail Cowan Leming, January 07, 2006

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