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DIMPLE, TEXAS

Red River County, East Texas

Hwy 37 between White Oak Bayou and Pecan Bayou
7 miles N of Clarksville
31 miles E of Paris
67 miles W of Texarkana
Population: (est) 60

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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
History in a Pecan Shell

The Name
: The unusual name was actually that of a little girl who died in infancy. Her father was store owner W.W. Crockett and when he applied for a post office it was little Dimple's name he filled in on the application. The name was accepted, but Dimple's father moved on, perhaps thinking he wouldn't be constantly reminded of his daughter in a new town.

The story comes from Clarksville Attorney Jack O. Herrington who sent the story into Little Towns of Texas* where it was published in 1981.

The post office was open from 1901 to 1921. The population was listed as 25 from 1914 to 1986.


Source:
Little Towns of Texas, Jayroe Publishing, Jacksonville, Texas, 1983.
*Although it is out of print, it can be found in hundreds of libraries around the state.


Photographer's Note:
"Dimple is on FM-120 just west of TX-37, 7 miles north of Clarksville, 6 miles northeast of Bagwell, 3 miles south of Negley, 10 miles south of Albion on the Red River state line. Old Dimple... " - Gerald Massey
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

DIMPLE, TEXAS by d.knape

How town's get their names
is sometimes really simple,
let the story be told
how one got to be Dimple

It's not complicated
but instead rather simple,
it's named for a baby
who had a cute dimple!

© d.knape

Dimple TX 1910 Postmark
Dimple TX 1910 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with 1910 Dimple, TX postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Red River County Texas 1907 Postal Map
1907 Red River County Postal Map showing Dimple
(Above "D" in "RED RIVER")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Dimple, Texas Area Destinations:
Clarksville | Paris
See also Red River County | East Texas
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