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VAUGHN, TEXAS

Hill County, Central Texas N
Juncture of FM 1947 and FM 310
About 9 Miles SW of Hillsboro
Population: 0070 (2000)

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Vaughn Tx Baptist Church
Vaughn Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

An exact date for settlement is not known, although there was a community named Willow a short distance (two miles) east of present-day Vaughn. The community was more than likely named to honor physician (and resident) Dr. B. H. Vaughn.

Vaughn was granted a post office in 1885 and five years later (beside the physician), the town could also boast of a store and a wagon maker.

By 1915 the Willow and Vaughn schools consolidated. In the 1930s the population of Vaughn was estimated at fifty where it stayed for the next thirty years or so.

The 1959 killer tornado left Vaughn with seven fewer people, By 1970 the population had risen to seventy residents.

The Baptist Church became the last remaining institution in the 1980s.

Vaughn Chronicles

  • Vaughn/Bynum (Hill County) Tornado - 1959 by Marlene Bradford
  • Hill County 1907 postal map showing Vaughn
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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