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SIMONDS, TX

SIMONDS, TEXAS. Simonds (Simmons) was on the Texas Trunk Railroad at a site now in the city limits of Seagoville sixteen miles southeast of Dallas in southeastern Dallas County. The settlement, on the original land grant of Harman Hider, was established as a station on the railroad in 1881 when it was completed through the area. The community had a post office from 1884 until 1906. It had a reported population of 10 in 1888, 100 in 1890, and 10 again in 1896. In 1890 Simonds had a gristmill and gin. In 1896–97 it had a general store and two schools. The school for white students employed one teacher and had an enrollment of eighty-one, and that for black students employed one teacher and had an enrollment of thirty-four. By 1904 the enrollment at the latter school had risen to eighty-one. From 1933 to 1947 the community stagnated, reporting only one business and a population that never rose over twenty-five. Simonds was annexed by Seagoville in 1947.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

David S. Switzer, It's Our Dallas County (Dallas: Switzer, 1954).

Matthew Hayes Nall

Citation

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

Matthew Hayes Nall, "SIMONDS, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvs90), accessed September 16, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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