Acworth, TX


By: Claudia Hazlewood

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: July 23, 2021


Acworth is thirteen miles northeast of Clarksville in northern Red River County. The town was named by J. H. Cox, an early settler, for his former home, Acworth, Georgia. Frank H. Clark became postmaster when a post office was established there in 1902. The population was fifty in 1910; in 1940 the settlement had the post office, a church, a school, a store, and a population of twenty. By 1956 the post office had been closed. From 1940 through 1986 the estimated population was consistently reported as twenty. In 2000 it was fifty-two.

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1952
July 23, 2021

Place
Acworth
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379314
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Red River County
Associated Names

Bason

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.77427500°
  • Longitude: -94.94966560°
Population Counts
People Year
50 2009