OUR COUNTRY TOWNS.
A List Prepared for Times-Herald
of the interior has, of late, been very active in gathering from
officials, information pertaining to the respective counties,
and among other things required, is a list of all county towns
and villages. The above data has been furnished the department
by Collector Gillespie and, as some of our readers may not be
aware of the number of towns that dot our county, the names and
locality of each is given below.
- June 26, 1890, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 4.
On the Gulf, Colorado & Santa
Fe railway: Beginning at the southwest corner of the county,
appear in regular order, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Reinhardt,
Garland and Sachse.
On the Texas & Pacific: Grand
Prairie, Eagle Ford, Orphan's Home and Mesquite.
On the line of the Houston &
Texas Central Railway Co.: Wilmer, Hutchins, Miller and Richardson.
On the Texas Trunk railway: Elam,
Rylie, Simonds, Kleberg and Seagoville.
On Greenville Division Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railway: Calhoun, Garland and Rowlett. On
Denton Division Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway: Letot,
Farmers Branch, Carrollton and Trinity Mills. On the St. Louis,
Arkansas & Texas railway: Gibbs, in the extreme northwestern
portion of the county, on the Hillsboro Extension Missouri, Kansas
& Texas railway.
Lancaster--In the list of towns
not situated on any railroad appear the following: Haught's Store,
six miles southeast from Mesquite, New Hope, three and a half
miles north from Mesquite. Scyene, two and a half miles southeast
from Orphan's Home. Housely, five miles south of Garland. Pleasant
Valley, four miles north from Rowlett. Lisbon, six miles south
of Dallas. Rawlins, six miles northwest from the city. Lomer's
Store, twelve miles northwest of the city. Estelle, six miles
southeast from Grapevine. Gorbitt, three miles north of Eagle
Ford. Ka, four miles southwest from the city. Wheatland, ten
miles southwest from the city.
The above makes a total of thirty-seven
towns and villages, of which, twenty-six are located on some
line of railway. Of this number, two are incorporated--Lancaster
Of those situated at the junction
of other railways, are: Lancaster, Garland, Carrollton and Hutchins.
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