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ACWORTH, TEXAS

Red River County, East Texas
County Road 3135 where it meets with County Road 3151
About 13 Miles NE of Clarksville
About 36 Miles NE of Paris
About 26 Miles NW of De Kalb

Population: 00052 (2000)

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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Named after Acworth, Georgia by J. H. Cox, a settler from that state, the community was granted a post office in 1902. By 1910, the town had a population of 50 but it was too close to the county seat to establish a strong self-sufficient population.

Although nothing is recorded of the 20s or 30s, Acworth maintained a school and church as well as the aforementioned post office. The 1940 census counted 20 residents and remained at that level through the mid 1980s. It had increased to 52 people in the dispersed area by 2000.

Photographer's Note:
“It is located only about one mile north of FM 1159, however, once out to the highway it is still a long distance for any services. Thirteen miles to Clarksville or maybe twenty miles or more across the Red River to Idabel, Oklahoma. I traveled four miles north from Vessey down a very narrow road that had turned into a gravel road, yet a surprisingly good one. It wound its way through heavy woodlands to Acworth.  As I drove into Acworth and on north to highway FM-1159 I encountered only one residence. It is just another vanishing town from times gone by.” - Gerald Massey
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Red River County Texas 1907 Postal.
1907 Red River County Postal map showing Acworth NE of Clarksville
(Above "RI" in "RED RIVER".)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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