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CORLEY, TX

CORLEY, TEXAS. Corley is on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway three miles west of Maud in southern Bowie County. The community was named for John C. Corley, an early settler. A post office was established there in 1882 with J. Carr Turner as postmaster, and by 1884 the town had a sawmill, a gristmill, a gin, a store, a hotel, and a population of seventy-five. By 1890 the community's population had reached 100, but in 1896 it was reported as only fifty. The Corley post office was discontinued in the 1950s. In 1982 the town had a reported population of thirty-five and no rated businesses. The population was still reported at thirty-five in 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
J. J. Scheffelin, Bowie County Basic Background Book (n.d.).
Cecil Harper, Jr.

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Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "Corley, TX," accessed August 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnc96.

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