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    CALEDONIA, TEXAS

    Rusk County, East Texas
    US-84 / FM1971
    28 Miles SE of Henderson
    31 Miles NE of Nacogdoches
    Population: 75 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Dating from a Mexican Land Grant in 1828, Thomas Williams and William Elliott were the recipients. The community had a pre-Civil War post office which opened in 1851 and closed soon after the war, reopening in 1870 only to close in 1905.

    The town had a population of 150 in the early 1880s which fell to a mere 50 by 1892. It had risen to 100 for 1896 but went into a slow decline and by the mid 1940s, Caledonia was down to 25 residents.

    Photographer's Note:
    Caledonia Texas is located on highway US-84 at the intersection of FM-1971, 9-miles east of Mount Enterprise
    , 7-miles west of Timpson, 19-miles southwest of Carthage.

    Caledonia TX - Caledonia Methodist Church
    Caledonia Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
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    Caledonia Methodist Church Historicl Marker
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