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YARRELLTON, TEXAS
AKA Yaralton, or Yarrelton

Milam County, Central Texas S
FM 1915
9 miles NW of Cameron
SE of Temple
Not on the Texas Official Travel Map
Population: 35

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Yarrellton, Texas
A scene in Yarrellton

Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 8-04
History in a Pecan Shell

AKA Yaralton, or Yarrelton, the town was formed in the late 1860s by settlers from Alabama. The town was named to honor Storekeeper / Judge Tom Yarrell.

The first classes of the school were held under a brush-arbor in 1876. A post office opened in 1886. In 1890 the population was 50 and the town had a gin and two stores.

Yarrellton was once famous for its huge Fourth of July picnics, which sometimes drew crowds over a thousand people. In 1941 the population was reported as fifty-eight and its been in a slow decline ever since.

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