Authon, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Authon is near Farm Road 113 twelve miles northwest of Weatherford in northwestern Parker County. Settlement began at the site in the late 1870s. The community applied for a post office in 1882 under the name Arthur, but postal authorities substituted Authon. By 1890 the estimated seventy-five residents were served by three churches, a public school, a blacksmith shop, and a general store. Area farmers processed their cotton at the town's steam gin. Other products included grain, livestock, and hides. Postal service was discontinued in 1904. In 1990 the population was five. In 2000 the population grew to fifteen.

John Clements, Flying the Colors: Texas, a Comprehensive Look at Texas Today, County by County (Dallas: Clements Research, 1984). Gustavus Adolphus Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin (Weatherford, Texas: Herald, 1931; rpt. 1937).
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David Minor, “Authon, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/authon-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Authon
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1377964
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Parker County
Associated Names

Author

Authur

Copper Hill

Dry Creek 1

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.86845910°
  • Longitude: -97.94392750°
Population Counts
People Year
15 2009