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DOYLE, TEXAS. Doyle, five miles northeast of Groesbeck in east central Limestone County, was known as Shady Grove when the Houston and Texas Central Railway established the town in 1871; when the post office opened in 1903, it was renamed Doyle, in honor of William Elliott Doyle, a former mayor of Mexia. In 1914 the community had a grocery store and a general store. The post office was discontinued in 1923, and mail for Doyle residents was sent to Groesbeck. County highway maps in the late 1940s showed a church, a business, and a number of residences at the site. Doyle reported a population of ten in 1990. The population grew to fifty by 2000.


John J. Germann and Myron Janzen, Texas Post Offices by County (1986). Ray A. Walter, A History of Limestone County (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1959).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "DOYLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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