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NASH, TX (ELLIS COUNTY)

NASH, TEXAS (Ellis County). Nash is on Farm Road 55 between the forks of Onion Creek, six miles south of Waxahachie in south central Ellis County. It was established in the early 1880s, following the opening of a general store by Benjamin Reid, and was named for N. J. Nash, a county attorney. A Nash post office branch operated from 1883 to 1903. Throughout its history Nash has served as a community center for area farmers. Its population was seventy-five in 1941, 125 in 1968, and twenty-five in 1988 through 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Edna Davis Hawkins, et al., History of Ellis County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1972). Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County (Chicago: Lewis, 1892; rpt., as Ellis County History, Fort Worth: Historical Publishers, 1972).

David Minor

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

David Minor, "NASH, TX (ELLIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnn44), accessed September 01, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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