History in a Pecan
its beginnings in the 1880s, gaining its official name with the opening of a post
office in 1890. The namesake was a woman from Ballinger
named Edith Bonsall, although the reason for the honor is not currently available.
The town suffered the fate of many towns whose proximity to the county
seat doomed them from developing their own separate economy. By 1955 the Edith
post office closed its doors. A single business stayed open to serve the estimated
25 residents, but by the 1970s, Edith had been abandoned, leaving only the cemetery.
Not much left
of Edith. Even the aluminum Historical Marker is missing. - Barclay
See 1920s Coke County Map
Paint Creek Cemetery in Edith|
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, December 2009
Coke County Map showing Edith|
Courtesy General Land Office