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HODGSON, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas

About 5 Miles SW of DeKalb
W of Texarkana
Population: Unknown

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Hodgson, Texas church sign
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Initial settlement occurred around the same time as Independence (1836). An influx of people fleeing the scorched Southern States helped boost population after the Civil War but still, Hodgson's population never broke 200.

The community may have gone under a different name prior to the opening of a post office in 1893 (Hodgson was the name of the first postmaster).

The post office closed in 1904 and six years later the population was a mere 25 residents.

The 1940 Census report an increase to 35, but after that no records were kept.

One business was reported in the mid 1980s.
Hodgson, Texas
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August, 2010
Hodgson, Texas silos
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August, 2010
Bowie County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Bowie County map showing Hodgson
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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