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BASSETT, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas
Highway 67
About 14 Miles S of DeKalb
SW of Boston
About 33 Miles SW of Texarkana
Population: 373 est. (2010)

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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Named for land grant recipient John Bassett, the community was granted a post office in 1882. Two years later there was a reported population of twenty-five and it was known as a railroad shipping point.

In 1890 the communityreported a population of 100 but it went into a slow decline (0075 in 1914) and 0058 in the mid 1920s.

The post office closed ts doors in the late 1950s and from a population of just 0040 in 1982, it has grown to nearly 400 for both the 1990 and 2000 census.
Bassett TX Bowie  County  1958 Postmark
Bassett TX Bowie County 1958 Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1958 Bassett postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Bowie County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Bowie County Postal map showing Bassett
(Betweeb "O" in "B-O-W-I-E")
Courtey Texas General Land Office
Bassett, Texas
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