SIMS COLONY, TX
SIMS COLONY, TEXAS. Sims Colony was a predominantly black community on what was later called Farm Road 1365 in eastern Limestone County. A church, a school, and several houses marked the community on county highway maps in the 1940s. A business appeared on maps of the area in the late 1980s.
Walter F. Cotton, History of Negroes of Limestone County from 1860 to 1939 (Mexia, Texas: Chatman and Merriwether, 1939).
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