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STYX, TX

STYX, TEXAS. Styx is eight miles west of Cedar Creek Reservoir in extreme south central Kaufman County, near the Henderson county line. A post office operated in the settlement from 1899 until 1908, when it was replaced by rural delivery from nearby Kemp. By 1900 Styx had two general stores, a church, a school, and a population of sixty-six. By 1936 the population was twenty-five, and the settlement had two businesses. Between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s, when the last population figures for the community were reported, the population of Styx remained at eighty. The community's businesses declined from four in 1945 to two in 1966.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Kaufman County Historical Commission, History of Kaufman County (Dallas: Taylor, 1978).

Brian Hart

Citation

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

Brian Hart, "STYX, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrs72), accessed July 24, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.