ALLENFARM, TEXAS. Allenfarm is on Farm Road 159 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad twenty-four miles south of Bryan in southern Brazos County. The area was settled by Stephen F. Austin's second group of colonists between 1821 and 1831. The original grants were issued to Jarrell and Robert H. Millican. The community was named for Robert A. Allen, an area plantation owner. His name however, does not appear on the known land deeds. The post office operated from 1885 until after 1940. In 1902 the town had a three-story depot, two gins, a general store, a commissary, three saloons, and a population of 100. In the 1940s it had two stores, two schools, a church, two factories, and a population of seventy-five. By 1964 the population had fallen to fifteen. In 1970 it was forty. Allenfarm had one business in 1986. Will Terrell, the owner, preserved several of the original local buildings and their contents. In 2000 Allenfarm had a population of thirty.
Glenna Fourman Brundidge, Brazos County History: Rich Past-Bright Future (Bryan, Texas: Family History Foundation, 1986).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Molly Kate McCaughey, "ALLENFARM, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hna24), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles