Advance, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Advance is a dispersed rural community near Farm Road 1885 sixteen miles northwest of Weatherford in northwest Parker County. In 1890 B. B. Barton, of Denton County, moved to Adell in Parker County. Four years later he opened a general store four miles northwest of Adell and encouraged Adell residents to move to his new community, which he named Advance. Postal service began in 1894. A cotton gin was erected, and by the late 1890s the new community had twenty residents. Postal service was discontinued in 1906.

Gustavus Adolphus Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin (Weatherford, Texas: Herald, 1931; rpt. 1937).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David Minor, “Advance, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/advance-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Advance
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1377920
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Parker County
Associated Names

Glen

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.94123420°
  • Longitude: -97.92725950°
Population Counts
People Year
100 2009