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TOOL, TEXAS


Henderson County, East Texas

3216'50"N 9610'22"W (32.280459, -96.172678)

Highway 274
W of the Cedar Creek Reservoir
24 miles NW of Athens the county seat
9 miles S of Gun Barrel City
58 miles SE of Dallas
Population: 2,302 Est. (2019)
2,240 (2010) 2,275 (2000) 1,712 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The earliest noted settler was William Avant, who arrived around 1835. The town may have once been named Hog Fork but was renamed to honor George Tool, storekeeper. A post Tool post office operated for ten years - starting in 1901. At the end of WWII, the one hundred people who lived in Tool took advantage of the improved roads and left - leaving behind only forty people by 1950.

In 1965, with the completion of the Cedar Creek Reservoir, the population increased to 300 and then to 1,700 by 1990.



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Tool, Texas Nearby Cities & Towns:
Athens the county seat
Gun Barrel City
Dallas
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