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DIKE, TEXAS


Hopkins County, East Texas

33 14' 19" N, 95 28' 56" W (33.238611, -95.482222)

FM 69
7 miles N of I-30
10 miles NE of Sulphur Springs
ZIP code 75437
Population: 170 est. (1990, 2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Formerly called Booneville, after you-know-who supposedly visited the area, the townfolk changed the name to Dike after finding out there was already another Booneville in Texas.

The first postmaster was Isaac Rhodes who was sworn in on October 23, 1890. Rhodes was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison. This act might be regarded as a milestone in Harrison's rather lackluster presidency.

It was Bud Sheppard who suggested the name of Dike - after Dike, Iowa.


Source: Little Towns of Texas, Jayroe Publishing, Jacksonville, Texas, 1981.

Texas - 1920s Hopkins  County  map
1920s map showing Dike in NE Hopkins County
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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