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    TOOMEY, TEXAS

    Shelby County, East Texas
    About 9 Miles SW of Center
    Population: Between Zero to Unknown

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Named for Parson Toomey, the community briefly (1894-1907) had its own post office. Evidently little to nothing happened here for the first half of the 20th Century and the town only had a mere 30 residents by the end of WWII.

    Things have gotten worse for Toomey, Texas and it lost its status as a named community by the late 1980s. Its name now appears only on old maps and perhaps as a postmark on crumbling brown envelopes.
    Shelby County TX 1907 Postal map
    Shelby County 1907 postal map showing Toomey
    (Below "S" in "SHELBY")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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