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TRUSCOTT, TEXAS

Knox County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

3345'15"N 9948'40"W (33.7542544, -99.8112042)
FM 1756, 1 Mile Off Hwy 6
12 miles N of Benjamin the county seat
18 miles S of Crowell
S of Quanah
100 miles N of Abilene
Population: 50 (2000) 187 est. (1990)

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Truscott Tx - First Bank of Truscott
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Truscott had (in 1880) once been named China Lake for a grove of Chinaberry trees growing along a small lake.

With the organization of the county the name was changed to honor pioneer J. Truscott, an early settler.

Truscott was the first teacher of the Truscott school, established in 1888. The one-room schoolhouse served until 1907, when it burned.

That same year the town moved a mile to be on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway.

The Truscott school burned in1945, and even after a new school was built, enrollment decreased to the point where it closed.

Truscott was an aberration during the Great Depression when the population doubled from 250 in 1930 to 500 in1940.

By1980 Truscott was on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line and reported 187 residents.
Truscott Tx - Former Bank
Truscott Former Bank
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott, Texas old bank building
The old bank in 2001
Photo courtesy of Eric Whetstone
Truscott Tx - Baptist Church
1941 First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Truscott Tx - 1941 First Baptist Church Cornerstone
First Baptist Church Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott Tx - Closed Church
Closed Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Truscott Tx - Closed Church Sanctuary
Closed Church Sanctuary
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott Tx Cemetery
Truscott Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott Tx Center
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Truscott Tx Road Sign
Entering Truscott
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Truscott Texas painted welcome sign in downtown

"Welcome to Truscott
Heart of the Wichita Divide"
Photo courtesy of Tom Walker


Truscott, Texas - Robertson Photo Wagon 1917
Click on image to enlarge
Photo courtesy Jim Rich
Truscott, Texas - Robertson Photo Wagon 1917

TX Knox County 1920s Map
1920s Knox County map showing Truscott
From Texas state map #10749

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Truscott, Texas Nearby Towns:
Benjamin the county seat
Crowell
Quanah
Abilene

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Texas Panhandle | Central Texas North

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