Silver Valley, TX


By: W. S. Gay

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: April 1, 1995


Silver Valley, on U.S. Highway 84 and the Santa Fe Railroad in northwest Coleman County, was first settled by B. E. Smith and B. R. Brown about 1886. Smith built a gin near his home, and in the late 1890s A. A. Dunn built a store. J. B. Lowrie became the first postmaster when the post office was added to the store. It is not clear whether the community was named for settlers' hopes for silver deposits in nearby hills or from the land's fertility. In 1910 the post office was moved three miles to a location on the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway. By 1940 Silver Valley had two businesses and sixty-seven people. In 1980 through 2000 the population was twenty.

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

W. S. Gay, “Silver Valley, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/silver-valley-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
April 1, 1995

Place
Silver Valley
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380922
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Coleman County
Associated Names

Lawn

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.95653150°
  • Longitude: -99.54618190°
Population Counts
People Year
15 2014