SIKES, TEXAS. Sikes was seven miles from Greenville in central Hunt County. Its settlement occurred sometime in the late 1870s, when the town's eponymous founder, J. T. Sikes, built a gin. A post office branch opened in 1897 and closed six years later. The population of Sikes never exceeded fifty, and the community ceased to exist shortly after World War II.
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