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    FURRH, TEXAS

    Panola County, East Texas
    FM 31
    About 14 Miles NE of Carthage

    Population: 000040 (2000)


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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Grist and sawnill operator John Furrh is the namesake of this small community. Furrh’s son had learned operations from the father and started his own operation here in the mid 1880s.

    The community didn’t get a post office until 1898 but by 1917 it had closed its doors. The population was estimated at 150 for 1914 when the community had two stores as well as a cotton gin and its gristmill.

    By the mid-1930s Furrh was reduced to a single store supported by 62 scattered residents. Increased mobility after WWII caused the store to close and the population dwindled further. By 1990 it had been declared a “dispersed rural community” The 2000 census used the same figure.

    See Furrh, Texas by David Knape
    Panola County TX 1920 Map

    1907 Panola County Postal Map showing Furrh
    NE of Carthage

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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