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BEAVER DAM, TEXAS. Beaver Dam is a small, predominantly black community fourteen miles northwest of DeKalb in northeastern Bowie County. The town, named for a large beaver dam on a nearby creek, has never had a post office. In 1933 it reported one rated business and a population of ten. In the 1940s and 1950s the reported population was twenty-five. In 1984 Beaver Dam comprised a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses. In 2000 the population was fifty-five.


J. J. Scheffelin, Bowie County Basic Background Book.

Cecil Harper, Jr.

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