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PIKESVILLE, TX

PIKESVILLE, TEXAS. Pikesville was located in northwestern Bosque County eight miles northwest of Meridian and forty miles northwest of Waco, near State Highway 6. The community was named after Capt. John Pike, who settled in the vicinity with his family after the Civil War. After Pike's death, his son Daniel operated the family ranch. In the 1920s Daniel built a museum, a grocery store, and a gas station near his home. The village gradually disappeared after his death. Daniel Pike's home was destroyed by fire in 1977, and in 1986 Pikesville was part of the Buxton Ranch. No population figures were ever recorded.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Bosque County History Book Committee, Bosque County, Land and People (Dallas: Curtis Media, 1985).

Karen Yancy

Citation

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

Karen Yancy, "PIKESVILLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp72), accessed September 19, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.