Byrdtown, TX


By: Vista K. McCroskey

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Byrdtown is at the head of Brushy Creek, eight miles east of Paris and two miles northeast of Pattonville in eastern Lamar County. The area was inhabited by 1896, when Byrdtown School reported sixty-five students and one teacher. In 1936 the community had a school, a church, and a cluster of dwellings. By 1957 the school had been consolidated into the Blossom Independent School District. Maps for 1964 showed a few scattered dwellings at the site, which still appeared on maps in 1983.

Thomas S. Justiss, An Administrative Survey of the Schools of Lamar County with a Plan for Their Reorganization (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1937).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Vista K. McCroskey, “Byrdtown, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/byrdtown-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Byrdtown
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380823
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Lamar County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.61233010°
  • Longitude: -95.36495200°
Population Counts
People Year
22 2009