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TENNYSON, TEXAS

Coke County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
Highway 277 and FM 2333
About 10 Miles S of Bronte
SE of Robert Lee

Population: 0000035 (2000)

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Tennyson Tx - Former School
Former Tennyson School. More Texas Schoolhouses
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006
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It was an Englishman who named this place in 1882 after the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. A post office opened in 1894.

From a population of only 20 people in 1910, the arrival of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway meant growth but nothing spectacular. The boll weevil and reduced cotton prices stopped growth in its tracks. It managed to hit 50 just prior to WWII but by 1990 it was back to a mere 35 residents.
Alfred Lord Tennyson Portrait
Tennyson, Texas' namesake
Map - Coke County Texas 1920
1920s Coke County Map showing Tennyson (SE of Robert Lee)
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