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 Texas : Towns A-Z / Gulf Coast : Beasley

BEASLEY, TEXAS

Fort Bend County, Texas Gulf Coast
U.S. Highway 59
11 Miles SW of Richmond
Population: 0590 (2000)

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Beasley TX Depot & passengers,  old photo
Beasley Depot
Photo courtesy Fort Bend Historical Museum
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History in a Pecan Shell

The community came into being in the 1890s with the arrival of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad. A Richmond banker by the name of Cecil A. Beasley was given naming rights. He first named it Dyer, after the surname of his fiancé Isabel Dyer, but the name had been in use by another town. Cecil married Isabel and the town was officially named Beasley with the opening of a post office in 1898.
Beaseley TX - Cecil Beasley Portrait
Cecil Beasley Portrait
Photo courtesy Fort Bend Historical Museum
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Full-bore promotion began in 1910 when a Kansas City company advertised for settlers. The population reached 325 by 1914.

Beasley soon had Baptist and Lutheran churches along with a hotel, lumberyard and three general stores. The population remained at 350 through WWII, declining to 300 by the end of the 1940s. By 1960 it had reached bottom at a mere 175 people but started growing slowly, reaching nearly 500 for 1990 and peaking at 590 residents for the 2000 census.
Beasley Tx Friedens Church
Friedens Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
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Beasley Tx Friedens Church bell
Friedens Church bell
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Beasley Tx Closed Mill
A Closed Mill
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Beasley Tx Mill
Mill
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Beasley Tx Mill Sign
Mill Sign
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Beasley Tx Old Equipment
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Beasley Tx Closed Store
A Closed Store
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Beasley Tx Water Tower
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Beasley Tx Closed Shop
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Beasley Tx Closed Garage
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