IDA, TEXAS. Ida is on Farm Road 697 seven miles southeast of Sherman in east central Grayson County. Settlement of the community occurred in the late 1870s, and in 1884 a post office opened. By 1890 Ida had fifty residents, a general store, and a church. The community center also provided area farmers with a gristmill and a gin. Ida remained a small church community throughout the twentieth century. In 1903 its post office closed. By the mid-1930s its population had decreased to twenty-five. From World War II through 1990 the estimated population of Ida was reported at fifty. By 2000 the population had dropped to thirty.
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