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BIVINS, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
State Highway 43
7 Miles SW of Atlanta
11 Miles E of Linden

Population: 00195 (2000)

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Bivins Baptist Church
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History in a Pecan Shell

The town developed alongside the tracks of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1884 at the site of two huge sawmills.

When the number of residents grew to where the community needed a post office, one was moved in from the nearby community of Wayne. The year was 1889 and that was when the town was named after the Bivins Brothers owners of one of the two sawmills.

By the mid 1890s the population had reached 300 and the town had most essential businesses as well as two churches and a school.

The sawmills closed at some point but the population remained stable at 105 from the early 1970s through 1990. It had risen to 195 for the 2000 census.
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Approaching Bivins
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Bivins TX Post Office
Post Office in Bivins
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Bivins Cemetery
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Bivins TX Road
Junction FM 248 and FM1841
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