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    FRIDAY, TEXAS

    Trinity County, East Texas
    FM 1280
    9 Miles W of Groveton

    Population: 0099 (2000)

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    Friday, Texas History in a Pecan Shell

    The community had originally known as Ellis Prairie, named after 1839 land grantee Benjamin B. Ellis. The town started around the time of the Civil War.

    A school was established (known as the Ellis Prarie School) but in 1903 when the town applied for a post office, it was under the name of Friday (no explanation available).

    With no railroad connection, growth was at a snail’s pace, although the basic components (gin, gristmill and store) were in place by 1914. The community was hit hard by the Great Depression and lost population and it ended the 1940s with an estimated 50 residents.

    The Friday post office closed its doors in the mid 1950s and thereafter mail was delivered through Groveton
    . Friday is now described as a “dispersed community” with no discernible center, although it retains a community center and a cemetery. The 1990 census figure of 41 grew to 99 by the 2000 census.
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