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    DARCO, TEXAS

    Harrison County, East Texas
    State Highway 43
    About 9 Miles SW of Marshall
    17 Miles SE of Longview
    16 Miles NW of Carthage
    Population: 00085 (1990)

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    Darco TX - Darco County Road
    Darco County Road
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

    History on a Pinhead

    Named after the Darco Corporation in nearby Marshall, the community's only export was the lignite coal that was used to make "Darco," a purifing agent in the refining process. The operation employed some 40 laborers in the 1930s.

    The Harrison County system had district schools here - with a combined population of around 176 pupils. Proximity to Marshall hampered growth but the town supported one business (other than the nining operation) in the late 1940s. The population peaked in the mid 1960s with 95 residents and the 1990 census reported 85.
    Darco TX - Darco Mine
    Darco Mine
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Darco TX - Darco County Road
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
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