Fannin County, Texas - Towns

 

Nobility
Is south of Trenton about four miles and is near the Collin county line, has a postoffice one store, one gin and mill, a church and a schoolhouse.

Gober
Is a little village containing a postoffice, store, blacksmith shop, church and schoolhouse, and is surrounded by a densely populated country. Land is worth from $5 to $25 per acre.

Leonard
Though only about three years old, has a population of 350 people. It is situated in the south part of the county on the Missouri Pacific railroad and surrounded by a country whose fertility cannot be excelled in this or any other state there is in the town four stores, that keep a general assortment of merchandise, one drug store, four family groceries, three blacksmith shops with woodshops connected therewith. There are two church buildings, one of which is used for school purposes; two hotels, a good school, two lawyers, two practicing physicians and a steam gin and grist mill.

Allen's Point
Is situated five miles northeast of Honey Grove; the surrounding country embraces a fertile region of both black-waxy and sandy soil, all of which is very productive. The North Bonham and Paris road is the dividing line between the prairie and the timber. Honey Grove Creek and Beaver Dam pool, furnish an abundance of water all the year round. Allen's Chapel, a Methodist church, is a most excellent and comfortable building, a large congregation worship here. There is also a good school with an enrollment of 55 pupils and an average attendance of 40. There is a steam mill and gin capable of doing all the work for the community; one family grocery. There are many beautiful farms in this vicinity; and an abundance of fruit of all kind, grows here ; there are apple orchards which have borne fruit for thirty years. The citizenship is as good as can be found anywhere ; the people are nearly all comfortably situated, have good homes, well improved, and are surrounded with all of the substantial comforts of life ; they are kind and hospitable and give to visitors a ready and hearty welcome.

Sugar cane has been tried and does well. Mr Allen has manufactured a most excellent article of brown sugar and the industry proves to be quite a remunerative one. Lands are worth from ten to twenty-five dollars per acre.

Valley Creek
Is three miles southwest of Leonard, has one dry goods store which keeps groceries and a general assortment of other goods, a steam flour mill, a gin, a blacksmith and woodshop, has two, churches, Presbyterian and Christian; the population is about 100.

Grove Hill
Is four miles north of Leonard, has an excellent new school building and a Masonic lodge, is a densely populated neighborhood, settled by thrifty and prosperous farmers.

Wilkerson
Is five miles northeast of Leonard. In this neighborhood is a fine schoolhouse, which is also used for church purposes. The neighborhood is fast settling up as the lands are very rich with plenty of timber and an abundance of water easy of access.

Delba
Has a post office and one store; which is situated about five miles north-west from Leonard ; nearby is a school house. The land around Delba is very productive and the soil is so deep that it will last forever.

Arkada
Seven miles northwest of Ladonia, situated on a high, rolling prairie, called Wood's prairie, the surrounding country is so densely crowded, that it is almost a continuous village for several miles. Handsome farms, elegant improvements, fine stock and energetic people are to be found on Wood's prairie. This village was founded two years ago, by Woods Bros., who came to Texas from Illinois in 1842. Here is one dry goods store, at which is sold fifteen or twenty thousand dollars worth of general merchandise, a cotton gin, blacksmith shop and school building.

Providence
Is two miles from Arkada, a neighborhood noted for the energy, enterprise and industry of its people. At this place is a good school, under the supervision of Prof. Bowie, a cotton gin and mill, run by Bartley Bros. The religious people are Baptists, Methodists and Christians. Blodgett's store is in one mile of Arkada. In this community there is quite a body of farms. The church of God, Christians, Methodists, Baptists and Primitive Baptists, all have a church in this community.

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