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SCROGGINS, TEXAS

Franklin County, East Texas

32° 58' 25" N, 95° 11' 5" W (32.973611, -95.184722)
FM 115
15 Miles SE of Mount Vernon
About 22 miles E of Sulphur Springs
Population: 125 (2000)

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Scroggins TX gas station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began in the 1850s and was named after Milt Scroggins who operated the town’s first business – a sawmill.

The East Line and Red River Railroad arrived in 1877, making Scroggins a shipping point.

A post office opened in 1891, and five years later the town had three stores. First population figures were for 1914 when Scroggins reported 25 residents.

Scroggins was reduced to a single store in the Great Depression although it kept its population intact. It grew to nearly 80 after WWII and has slowly increased to 125 – the figure that has been in use since 1988.
Scroggins TX Catalpa Worm Festival
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

Franklin County TX 1920s map

Franklin County 1920s map showing Scroggins
near Camp & Wood County line
(From Texas state map #10749)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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Scroggins, Texas Nearby Towns:
Mount Vernon | Sulphur Springs
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