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DAKIN, TEXAS. Dakin, a dispersed farming community in eastern Young County, was a station on the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway. The 1936 county highway map indicated Dakin had three houses on State Highway 24 (later U.S. Highway 380) and a cemetery, three additional houses, and a school three miles south on an unimproved road. By the early 1980s only a cemetery named Center Ridge remained at the site.

John G. Johnson


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

John G. Johnson, "DAKIN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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