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DENSON SPRINGS, TEXAS


Anderson County, East Texas

31 37' 45.2" N, 95 22' 26.8" W (31.629222, -95.374111)

Hwy 294
18 Miles SE of Palestine the county seat
Next to Dream Lake
ZIP code 75844
Area code 903 & 430
Population: 100 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

From
Country Stores by Bob Bowman:

"A friend who lives near Trawick was bemoaning the loss of country stores a few days ago.

"When I was a kid, you could drive all over East Texas, and every little town had one or two stores and did a good business because the hometown folks always traded with them," he said.

My best memory of such a store was at Denson Springs on Highway 294 in Anderson County.

Every time we went to see my maternal grandparents at Slocum, my father always stopped at the store and bought a round of orange "soda waters" for his four kids. He also knew the storekeeper, a large, laughing man who sometimes gave us free candy bars.

By 1914 Denson Springs had 100 residents, two general stores and a cotton gin. The local school was consolidated with the Slocum schools by 1955, and by 1982 Denson Springs consisted only of a cemetery, several scattered dwellings, and one store..." more


Bob Bowman's East Texas May 31, 2009 Column

Anderson  county TX 1907 postal map
Anderson County 1907 Post Map showing Denson Springs
(SE Anderson County, near Cherokee County line)
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Denson Springs, Texas Nearby Towns:
Palestine the county seat
Slocum
See Anderson County | Cherokee County

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