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    GRESHAM, TEXAS

    Smith County, East Texas
    FM 2493 and FM 2813
    9 1/2 Miles S of Tyler
    Just N of Flint

    Population: 100 (2000)


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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The community began in 1877 alongside the tracks of the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad. The town reported a cotton gin in operation after 1900, although the population had only reached 20 by 1910.

    The Gresham Baptist Church was organized in the Fall of 1912. It hasn’t been recorded how hard Gresham was hit by the Great Depression, but six or seven businesses survived.

    The postwar population was reportedly 100 – the same number given for the 2000 census, although the number of businesses was reduced to only four.

    Gresham’s children attended classes in nearby Flint in the 1950s although in the late 1960s the schools were merged with the Bullard ISD.
    Gresham TX - Historic Home
    Photo courtesy Lori Martin, 2012
    "Historic Mansion that was moved from Tyler. (Many historic homes located in downtown Tyler were torn down in the 1950's and 60's when Broadway was expanded around the time the new courthouse was built.) The house was moved to Gresham instead of being torn down. There's a Historic Medallion on the front of the house." - LM
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    Gresham TX - Old Teepee Burner
    Old Teepee Burner
    Photo courtesy Lori Martin, 2012
    Gresham TX - historic grave
    Photo courtesy Lori Martin, 2012
    Historic Grave With Church in Background (Single Grave) looks to be the only grave in the small fenced area across from Baptist Church.
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    Smith County Texas1920s map
    1920s Smith County Map showing Gresham
    (Under "S" in "SMITH")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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