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    SHARP, TEXAS

    Milam County, Central Texas South
    FM 487
    About13 miles SW of Cameron
    About 12 Miles NW of Rockdale
    Population: 0075 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Established in the 1870s, the community of Sharp was named after William Franklin Sharp, a local physician. The nucleus of the town was a Presbyterian church and in 1900 the town was granted a post office (which closed six years later).

    The community’s name was also used when Lilac, Duncan, and Oakville schools formed a district in 1931. These three schools were joined by Friendship, Val Verde and Tracy in the late 40s and early 50s, but all were combined in 1960 to the Rockdale system.

    From only 25 residents in 1933, Sharp grew to 100 by the early 1940s. Postwar, it declined back to 60 in the early 1950s.

    It has since risen to 75 – the number given for the 2000 census.

    Sharp Tx - Historical Marker

    Sharp Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2010

    Sharp Tx - United Presbyterian Church

    United Presbyterian Church
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    Sharp Tx School

    Sharp School
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    A horse in Sharp
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    Sharp General Store
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    Sharp General Store Historical Marker
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    Sharp Cemetery
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    Sharp Road Sign
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