BODIE, TEXAS. Bodie, a farming community just southwest of Longview in east central Gregg County, was established around 1900 as a station on the International-Great Northern Railroad. It was named for Gabriel Augustus (Bodie) Bodenheim, long-time mayor of Longview. In the mid-1930s the settlement had a church, several stores, a mill, and a number of houses. In the early 1990s Bodie was a dispersed rural community, and many of the area's residents worked in nearby Longview.
Eugene W. McWhorter, Traditions of the Land: The History of Gregg County (Longview, Texas: Gregg County Historical Foundation, 1989).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "BODIE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrbtg), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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