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HODGES, TEXAS. Hodges, on Farm Road 605 between Bitter and Mulberry creeks in south central Jones County, was settled by Alexander Stephens Hodges, a Georgia native, and rancher W. L. Harris in 1885. The community was bypassed by the railroad and by major highways. In 1940 Hodges had two stores and twenty-five residents, and in 1978 it had a gin and a store. Its population was reported as thirty-one in 1980 and as 250 in 1990. The population dropped to 150 in 2000.


Hooper Shelton and Homer Hutto, The First 100 Years of Jones County (Stamford, Texas: Shelton, 1978).


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

"HODGES, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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