CHOICE, TEXAS. Choice is at the junction of Farm roads 417 and 2140, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway seven miles southeast of Center in southern Shelby County. It was founded about 1904 and given its name by the post office department. In 1914 Choice had a sawmill, two grocers, and a population estimated at 100. By 1925 the population had declined to an estimated twenty-five. The town grew again during the 1930s and by 1939 had an estimated population of 100. In 1946 Choice had a business, a cemetery, and numerous dwellings. In 1947 the population of the community was estimated as 150. It began to decline again in the 1960s and from 1972 through 1988 was reported as twenty. In 1990 and again in 2000 Choice had a population of twenty-one.
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.Cecil Harper, Jr., "CHOICE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnc55), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 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