NEGLEY, TEXAS. Negley is ten miles north of Clarksville in north central Red River County. Settlement began in the 1880s around a sawmill owned by W. C. Gough, and by 1892, when the post office was established, the community had been named Negley for Oliver P. Negley, an early settler. The post office was discontinued in 1908, opened again four years later, and discontinued once more in the 1960s. Negley reached its highest reported population of 100 in 1927 before falling to twenty-five in 1933. Since the 1930s its population has remained stable. In 1968 Negley had an estimated population of thirty. In 1986 it had no rated businesses. From 1990 through 2000 the population was 136.
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.Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "Negley, TX," accessed March 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnn09.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.