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ANNONA, TEXAS

Red River County, East Texas

3334'55"N 9454'49"W (33.582024, -94.913489)

FM 44 off Hwy 82
8 Miles E of Clarksville the county seat
39 Miles E of Paris
47 Miles NE of Mount Vernon
Population: 297 Est. (2016)
315 (2010) 282 (2000) 329 (1990)

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Annona TX City Limit
Annona City Limit
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Founded on the proposed router of the railroad in the 1870s, the town was first called Walker's Station after the first postmaster. The post office from nearby Savannah, Texas had moved in 1874 - to provide mail service to the town that was sure to grow - as soon as the railroad got there.

In 1884 Walker suggested that the name of the town be changed to Annona. Supposedly after an Indian girl. The railroad arrived in 1876 and as everyone hoped, the town's growth took off.

In 1890 the town had a population of 250, growing to 600 by 1914. The population dropped to 500 by the mid 20s but by 1929 it had recovered and grown to nearly 800. During the Great Depression the population fell to 426 and leveled off at that figure for many years. In 1990 it was 329.

Annona TX Water tower
Annona water tower
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

Photographer's Note:
"Annona is a quiet, but interesting village. I quickly understood that the town was not on US-82. I saw the water tower as I came down that highway but, had to exit to get to the water tower where the community actually is. The true location for the community is on FM 44 where the railroad used to be at the post office and water tower." - Gerald Massey

Annona TX Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

Annona TX First Baptist Church
Annona First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Annona TX Tombstone Cafe
Tombstone Cafe
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

Annona TX Cemetery
Annona Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Red River County Texas 1907 Postal.
1907 Red River County postal map showing Annona E of Clarksville
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Red River County Towns

County Seat - Clarksville
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Acworth
Addielou
Albion
Annona
Avery
Bagwell
Bluff
Bogata
Boxelder
Cherry
Clarksville county seat
Cuthand
Detroit
Dimple
English
Fulbright
Johntown
Jonesboro ghost town
Kanawha
Kiomatia ghost town
Lone Star
Lydia
Madras
Negley
Old Dimple
Rosalie ghost town
Rugby
Savannah ghost town
Scrap ghost town
Shadowland
Vessey ghost town
Watson ghost town
White Rock

Contiguous Counties:
McCurtain County, Oklahoma (N)
Bowie County (E) Morris County (SE)
Titus County (S) Franklin County (SW)
Delta County (SW) Lamar County (W)
Choctaw County, Oklahoma (NW)


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