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POSEY, TEXAS
Once known as Reuben, Texas

Hopkins County, East Texas
FM 71
10 Miles N of Sulphur Springs

Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

A man named Aden Posey settled here in the mid 1840s and a community eventually grew around a gristmill. The sleepy hamlet sat there not making waves for the rest of the 19th Century.

The denizens farmed and ate grist and by the turn of the century produced enough children for a school. As soon as the kids could write, they needed a post office and one was opened in 1902 under the name of Reuben. The name wasn’t well accepted and in just a few months of operation, the community was renamed to honor the original settler.

The post office closed in 1906 although the town seems to have peaked sometime between1910 – 1920. Their “commercial district” was made up of two stores, a cotton gin and a blacksmith,. It was the town's proximity to the county seat that doomed real growth.

The cotton gin burned in the mid 1920s – about the time of the boll weevil infestation and when the The Great Depression arrived, the community wassomehow able to maintain both stores, as well as the school and church, but not much more.

By the time of the 1940 census there were only 20 people left which forced a consolidation of the community school with those in neighboring towns.

It has since been designated a “dispersed rural community” with only scattered residences, the church and its adjoining cemetery.

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    Reuben, TX - Hopkins County 1902 Postmark
    Cover cancelled with 1902 Reuben postmark
    Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
    TX Hopkins County vintage map
    Hopkins/Delta County map showing Reuben
    Modification of Texas General Land Office 1907 Postal map

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