in a Pecan ShellEstablished
in 1880, well before its neighbor Taylor Town,
the name was supposedly furnished by postal authorities after hearing a glowing
description of the place by the store owner who had requested the name Richland.
A post office opened in 1881, although it closed in 1915.
a population of 150 in 1884, could also boast three gristmills, a store, and a
By 1890 the population had dropped to only 25 but it rebounded
to its former population by 1914. In the 1930s Glory had residences lining the
main street, a school and even three hotels. At least 100 residents lived in Glory
until 1950 when it dropped by half.
Glory remains on the TxDoT detailed
map of Lamar County with two cemeteries nearby. One named Friendship and one un-named.
Lamar County Map showing Glory South of Paris|
Texas General Land Office
from a Former Resident:
I'm from Paris, Texas. Well I was born
there, but my formative years were spent on the outskirts of Paris
in Taylor Town. Down the street was Glory,
Texas. My family had an old general store in Taylor
Town called Gordon Mart (now closed)...now all that is left is a cemetery
where a few of my relatives are buried.
Glory is less than a mile from
the Taylor Town area and I think all that
is left there are houses and a church my grandfather attends.
two towns were an important part in my family heritage, and to have them added
to your site would mean the world to me. I don't want them to be lost forever.
Thank you. - Heather Gordon, December 29, 2004
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