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PECAN GROVE, TX (CORYELL COUNTY)

PECAN GROVE, TEXAS (Coryell County). Pecan Grove is seven miles southeast of Gatesville on Farm Road 107 in eastern Coryell County. It was sometimes called Blackfoot or Davidson, after area schools, and Pulltight, after a local store. A post office named Pecan Grove opened there in 1874 with Charles A. Lamkin as postmaster. By the mid-1880s the community had a steam gristmill, a water-powered flour mill, and three cotton gins; area residents shipped cotton, flour, wood, and wheat. The population grew from an estimated 100 residents in 1884 to 200 in 1890. The post office was discontinued in 1905, and mail for the community was sent to Gatesville. During World War I Pecan Grove was the site of Camp Martin, owned by Frank Martin, where local soldiers began training before they were transferred to Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. In the 1940s Pecan Grove had one business and a population of twenty. A church marked the community on county highway maps in the 1980s, but at that time no population estimates were available.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Coryell County Genealogical Society, Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985 (Dallas: Taylor, 1986). John J. Germann and Myron Janzen, Texas Post Offices by County (1986).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Citation

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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "PECAN GROVE, TX (CORYELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htp04), accessed August 20, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.