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TUXEDO, TEXAS

Jones County, Panhandle / Central Texas North

32 55' 58" N, 99 57' 6" W (32.932778, -99.951667)
Highway 92 and FM 1661
N of Anson the county seat
10 miles W of Stamford
51 miles NW of Abilene
Population: 42 (2000)

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Tuxedo TX
Approaching Tuxedo
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
History in a Pecan Shell

In 1905 in anticipation of the arrival of the Texas Central Railroad, a town named Bonita was planned. A school opened under the name of Fairview but when the railroad arrived and a post office was applied for, the submitted name was Tuxedo.

Fairview Cemetery & Chapel

Tuxedo had a bright future but a devastating fire in 1912 destroyed most of the town. The population was just forty by 1915 which increased to 55 by 1940. It was reported as 42 in 1980 and remained there through the 2000 census.
Tuxedo TX - Church Of Christ
Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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Tuxedo TX - Grain Elevator
Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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Tuxedo TX Sign
"Once a Town - 1907 - Now a Farming Community"
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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Fairview Cemetery & Chapel

FM 1661 and CR 146
Tuxedo, Texas
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  and Chapel
Fairview Cemetery Est. 1890
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel
Fairview Cemetery Chapel
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Photographer's Note:
"I found the chapel to be simple in design, which fit the prairie style landscape. It is quite dusty inside, which might indicate that it is used only on occasion for funerals. The structure is sound and the wood pews and wood interior gave a very rustic appearance. I was amazed at how quiet the place was in the midst of vast agricultural fields. Definitely a "stepping back in time" experience." - Brad Molgaard, July 28, 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel interior
Fairview Cemetery Chapel interior
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel  interior
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel interior
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel interior
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  Chapel  pews
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
Tuxedo TX , Jones County  - Fairview Cemetery  and Chapel
Fairview Cemetery and Chapel in Tuxedo
Photo courtesy Brad Molgaard, July 2018
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Tuxedo TX - Jones Co 1943 Postmark  info
Tuxedo TX - Jones Co 1943 Postmark
Cover canceled on the last day (Sept. 30, 1943) of the Tuxeco post office in the middle of World War II, thus the patriotic cover.
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Jones County TX 1920s Map
1920s map showing Tuxedo in northern Jones County
near Haskell County line

From Texas state map #10749

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Tuxedo, Texas Nearby Towns:
Anson the county seat
Stamford | Abilene
See Jones County | Panhandle | Central Texas North

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