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IVAN, TEXAS

Stephens County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 67 at FM 1148
South of Graham
North of Breckenridge

Population 15 (?)

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Ivan Texas street scene in the 1920s
 
"Eyes on Ivan" - Ivan, Texas, 1920s
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History in a Pecan Shell

Ivan is a gateway to the Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area. The Handbook of Texas is short on facts, but they allow that J. O. Brockman named the town for his son and that the Ivan post office opened at the close of the 19th Century and shut its doors in 1953.

The population high-water mark was sixty-one Ivanites in 1920 but it decreased to a mere 15 from the 1970s to the 90s. Today the only visible business is a bar at the juncture of the above roads.

Ivan, Texas

The only building in Ivan

TE photo Feb. 2004
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