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    TRUBY, TEXAS

    Jones County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
    FM 707 at the Clear Fork of the Brazos River
    8 Miles S of Anson
    N of Abilene

    Population: 00026 (2000)

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    Jones County - Truby TX - Church Of Christ
    Church Of Christ
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Ranchers W. F. and George Scarborough are credited as being the town founders in the late 1870s. The community has always made education a priority proven by the establishment of the school (1878) thirty years before the communitys first store (1908).

    Without a railroad, from major roads, and close to the county seat, growth was not an option for the community and the 1940 census showed on 56 residents. By the late 1960s it had declined to 26 where it has remained through the 2000 census.

    Still, the remaining residents have erected a stone tribute to their school which served for many years as a community center.
    Truby, Texas
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
    Truby, Texas old school
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
    Historical Marker Text

    Site of Truby School

    Early educational efforts in this area date to the 1870s, prior to the organization of Jones County in 1881. The rural community of Truby encompassed School District No. 14 until consolidating with Bitter Creek Schools in 1916 to become District No. 56. There were three earlier locations for Truby schools until this site was selected in 1916 and a new building was constructed. Truby School educated children through grade nine, with students traveling to Anson for high school. After World War II, as the rural population declined, Truby consolidated with Anson schools, But the schoolhouse remained in use as a community center until the close of the 20th century.
    (2002)
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
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    Jones County - Truby TX - Church Of Christ

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    Truby, Texas rural scene
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
    TX - 1882 Jones County map
    1882 map showing Truby & Phantom Hill in Jones County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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