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EVANSVILLE, TEXAS. Evansville was on the Houston and Texas Central Railway near Jewett and nineteen miles northwest of Centerville in northwestern Leon County. It had a post office from 1909 to 1931, and Howard Holleman was the first postmaster. When the post office closed, the mail was rerouted through Newby. Evansville was a coal-mining town and prospered until 1930, when the local supply of soft coal was depleted. From 1925 through the mid-1930s Evansville reported a population of 200, and in the 1930s it reported one business. The community was not shown on county highway maps in the 1930s.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Leon County Historical Book Survey Committee, History of Leon County (Dallas: Curtis Media, 1986).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Dylan Wood, "Evansville, TX," accessed April 26, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hre36.
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