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    UNION BOWER, TEXAS

    Dallas County, North Central Texas
    2 Miles West of Dallas inside the Irving City Limits
    Population: Absorbed into that of Irving

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The Union in the name didn’t proclaim loyalty to the North, although the community began in the 1860s. It came from the establishment of a “union” (Sunday) school, where different religious denominations could share a common building. The second part of the name comes from the school teacher’s surname of Bowers.

    The community may have also been known as Hawks Chapel according to the Handbook of Texas. Union Bower was its own school district (annexed by Dallas in 1952) and the population of twenty residents was absorbed into Irving with an annexation in the 1960s.

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    "Union Bower, TX was another city but now it's a road in Irving." - David Cole, October 09, 2011

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