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AIKEN, TEXAS

Shelby County, East Texas
State Highway 7
12 Miles from Center

Population: 75 (2000)

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Named after Herman Aiken, a post office was granted in 1889. Three years later the post office had been jointed by a school. Businesses included a blacksmith, and sawmill. The first population figures date from 1896 when there were 75 residents and the town had grown other businesses, including a general store and cotton gin.

In 1909, Aiken lost its post office and in the mid 1950s its school merged with other Shelby County schools. The population of seventy-five continues to be used in 2000.
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