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BEAVER DAM, TX

BEAVER DAM, TEXAS. Beaver Dam is a small, predominantly black community fourteen miles northwest of DeKalb in northeastern Bowie County. The town, named for a large beaver dam on a nearby creek, has never had a post office. In 1933 it reported one rated business and a population of ten. In the 1940s and 1950s the reported population was twenty-five. In 1984 Beaver Dam comprised a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses. In 2000 the population was fifty-five.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

J. J. Scheffelin, Bowie County Basic Background Book.

Cecil Harper, Jr.

Citation

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

Cecil Harper, Jr., "BEAVER DAM, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrb16), accessed October 21, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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