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PLACID, TEXAS

McCulloch County, Texas Hill Country
FM 1028 and FM 2315
16 Miles NE of Brady
Not on the state map

Population: 32 (1990)

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Entering Placid Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
History on a Pinhead

Who was J. Gault?

We may never know for sure, but he and his wife are credited with establishing Placid, Texas in the first days of the 1900s. The Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad arrived in 1903 and landowner Gault donated land for school, church and cemetery.

A post office was opened in 1908 and by 1914 the population reached 100. Placid schools merged with those in neighboring Rochelle in 1939. At the end of WWII the 110 residents of Placid joined the rural to urban migration and by 1949 there were only 50 people left. It has slowly declined to the 32 residents reported in 1990.

Placid Texas Today

Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
Placid Texas closed Conoco station
Old closed Conoco gas station in Placid
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Placid Texas Baptist Church
Placid Baptist Church
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Placid Texas Conoco sign and old gas pump
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Placid Main Street
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Placid School

Photos courtesy Stephen Taylor, 2007
Placid School, Placid Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
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