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PIONEER, TEXAS

Eastland County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

FM 569 and FM 374
About 37 Miles SW of Eastland
About 32 Miles NW of Coleman
Population: 40 (2000)

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Pioneer Community Club
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013

History in a Pecan Shell

The community was established in the early 1880s and was granted a post office in 1885. It had an uneventful history until the 1920s when it underwent an oil boom. From a mere 30 people, it exploded to an estimated 5,000 residents who all left after the boom subsided. The 1980 population was reported to be 40 and that figure was the same for the 2000 census.

Photographer's Note:
"Pioneer was a pleasant little surprise. It is on FM374 about 4-1/2 miles SE of Cross Plains or about 7 miles NW of Rising Star. I somehow missed the Pioneer Cemetery right on TX 36." - Barclay Gibson

Pioneer Tx - Church

Pioneer Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
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Pioneer, Texas Nearby Towns:
Eastland the county seat
Coleman
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