Jot M Down Store
& owner James Richard Wilcox prior to 1959
courtesy John Poulsen
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History in a Pecan Shell
Named after early settlers Samuel Losson CARAway and DAN Bush, the
community dates from the 1880s.* The name was submitted for a post
office which was granted in 1889 when only fifteeen people lived here.
By 1930 the population had (nearly) doubled to twenty-nine. It reached
its high-water mark in 1950 with seventy-five Caradanians but twenty
years later the town had only eighteen people left.
The post office closed its doors in the mid-1970s.
The cemetery is all that is left of Caradan.
church in Caradan
My family, at one time long ago, lived in Caradan and some of my siblings
attended school there (I did not). This was a little before my time,
probably in the mid to late thirties. I do not know much about Caradan
but am seeking information. I am sending the photo [above] of a church
building that my dad built there in 1932. I understand that this building
was, at some time later on, sold to a farmer and was moved to a location
several miles north of Caradan and that was used for storage of feed
for cattle. Do you have any information on this or tell me where I
may go to find info. My dad's name was Knox E. Reed and my mother's
name was Lillie Belle. - Jimmy Reed, Pflugerville,
Texas, March 22, 2007
County 1940s Map showing Caradan
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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