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SIMS, TEXAS (Tom Green County). Sims was a dispersed rural community on the South Concho River in southwest central Tom Green County. The site was probably settled by 1900. The local school had one teacher in 1931 and an enrollment of sixteen in 1933. By the 1980s much of the area had been inundated by the Twin Buttes Reservoir, and the school was no longer in operation.


Julia Grace Bitner, The History of Tom Green County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). Clarence George Parsons, Proposed Plan for the Reorganization of the Schools in Tom Green County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1939).

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "SIMS, TX (TOM GREEN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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