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    TEASELVILLE, TEXAS
    AKA Loftin, Texas

    Smith County, East Texas
    FM 344 and FM 346
    4 Miles W of Bullard
    S of Tyler

    Population: 150 (2000)

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    A drive thru coffee house on the 4-way intersection
    2009 Photo courtesy Maryon Wright
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Colonel John Dewberry opened his plantation home to voters in 1846 and six years later the town was founded. In 1854 Dewberry built a larger estate on a state land grant. The fledgling community that formed had the benefit of being on the Tyler-Palestine Road.

    Teaselville was bypassed by the railroad in the 1870s. Another prominant family gave the town it's second name of Loftin when a post office opened in 1900 although it closed in the early 1930s. The community had two churches and a factory of some sort in the 1930s, but the school merged with Bullard in the late 1940s and the local Baptist Church started using the vacant school. The name of Teaselville came back into usage for the few remaining citizens which numbered 150 for the 2000 census.
    Teaselville Texas store & intersection
    The building in 2007
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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    A barn in Teaselville
    Photo courtesy Lori Martin, May 2011
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