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HODGES, TEXAS

Jones County, Panhandle / West Texas

FM 605 between Bitter and Mulberry creeks
S of Anson
N of Abilene
Population: 00150 (2000)

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Hodges TX - Hodges Farmers CoOp
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012

History in a Pecan Shell

The community was settled by former Georgian Alexander Stephens Hodges and his business partner W. L. Harris in the mid 1880s. Any hopes of growth were dashed when the would-be town was bypassed by the railroad. To add insult to injury, it was later bypassed by the highway system.

The 1940 Census showed a mere 25 residents served by two stores. The 1980 census showed 31 which somehow managed to increase to 259 ten years later. By 2000 it had declined back to 150.

Hodges TX - Hodges Missionary Baptist Church
Hodges Missionary Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
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Hodges, Texas
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Hodges, Texas
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Hodges, Texas - Hodges Community Center
Hodges Community Center
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Hodges TX, Jones County, 1900 Postmark
Hodges TX, Jones County, 1900 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Hodges, TX 1900 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Jones County 1907 Postal Map
Jones County 1907 Postal Map showing Hodges
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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