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  • GREENWOOD, TEXAS

    Hopkins County, East Texas
    FM 900
    Near the Franklin County Line
    About 6 Miles S of Saltillo
    SE of Sulphur Springs

    Population: 0035 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Once known as Penn, Texas after a prominent local family, the community appeared in the late 1850s.

    It wasn’t until the 1870s when the first store opened and a post office called Penn was in operation from 1874 through 1906.

    The population in 1885 was 60 residents with most essential business in place. It reached a population of 100 in the early 1890s and sometime after the closing of the post office (between 1906 and 1915) the name was changed to Greenwood to honor another local family.

    The community was still intact in the mid-1930s although the number of business was reduced to two. The 1940 census showed just 50 residents which declined to 35 in the 1970s where it has remained through the 2000 census.
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic/contemporary photos of Greenwood, Texas or their town/subject, please contact us.
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