GIVENS, TEXAS. Givens, on Farm Road 195 some four miles northeast of Paris in Lamar County, was established in 1891 and was named by a local merchant, Asbury Whitten, for his father-in-law, Joseph Givens, an early settler in the region. In 1892 the town included a post office and a general store owned and run by M. L. Russell. The community's post office was closed in 1905. In the 1940s the town had a factory, several other businesses, a church, and a cemetery. In 1990 its population was reported as 135, and its residents traded in Paris. The population remained the same in 2000.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.John M. Santry, "GIVENS, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlg19), accessed December 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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