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POPE, TX

POPE, TEXAS. Pope was located in northwestern Bowie County near the James Pope land grant twelve miles northwest of DeKalb. The town was settled in the late 1880s; it received a post office in 1894 with Ida B. Hale as postmistress. By 1896 the town had four churches, numerous businesses, and a population of 500. The post office closed in 1904, and by 1984 Pope had ceased to exist as a named community.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
J. J. Scheffelin, Bowie County Basic Background Book (n.d.).
Cecil Harper, Jr.

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Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "Pope, TX," accessed July 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvp73.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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