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UNITY, TEXAS

Lamar County, North Central Texas
FM 79
14 Miles NW of Paris
Population: 90 est.

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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

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Founded just after the Civil War, the community was most likely settled by relocating Southerners. In 1890 a post office opened under the name of Dixie but closed just fifteen years later. Growth was somewhere between slow and non-existant. In the middle of the Great Depression only 25 residents were counted. They did manage to have a church, store and school, but after the rural post-war exodus of the late 40s, both store and school had closed. It now bears the dreaded designation of "dispersed rural community."
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