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THORPE, TEXAS

Orange County, Texas Gulf Coast / East Texas

Near the Northern Orange County Line with Jasper County
NW of Orange
Population: Unknown

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History on a Pinhead

This town is shown on several maps, although there is no history available from our usual sources.

Itís possible that it was named in homage to the athlete Jim Thorpe, but without a date, it would be hard to match the town with the man (who did have a town in Pennsylvania named after him (posthumously).

A second Thorpe, Texas is found in NW Schleicher County.

Orange County TX 1920 Map

Orange County 1920s Map showing Thorpe
(NW corner of Orange County. Above "R" in "ORANGE")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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