Ragley, TX (Panola County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995

Ragley, eighteen miles southwest of Carthage in southwestern Panola County, was established in 1903 as a sawmill station on the Timpson and Henderson Railway, a logging line built for the Ragley lumber interests. The community was named for Frank Ragley, part-owner of the lumber company. A post office opened there in 1903, and by 1914 the community had two general stores, a blacksmith shop, a sawmill, a druggist, a school, and a number of houses; the estimated population in 1915 was 150. Ragley began to decline in the early 1920s, when the timber was depleted. Its post office closed in 1922, and the next year the railroad was abandoned. Most of the residents moved to nearby Timpson, and within a short time Ragley was abandoned.

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

Christopher Long, “Ragley, TX (Panola County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ragley-tx-panola-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Panola County
Associated Names