PATMAN, TEXAS. Patman, named for an early settler, is on State Highway 49 five miles north of Avinger in western Cass County. It originally centered around a switch on a narrow-gauge line built and operated by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (Katy). The line was later taken over by the Kansas City Southern and changed to a standard gauge. The community had several residences, a rural chapel, and a cemetery in 1990. In 2000 the community, also called Patman Switch, had a population of forty.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.H. Allen Anderson, "PATMAN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp09), accessed May 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.