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    BLUFF DALE, TEXAS

    Erath County, Central Texas North
    Highway 377 at the N Paluxy River
    13 miles NE of Stephenville
    16 miles SW of Granbury
    26 miles NW of Glen Rose
    Population: 2,071 (2007) 300 (1990)

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    Erath County, Bluff DaleTx - Lost Thru Truss Bridge On CR 159
    The Lost Thru Truss Bridge On CR 159 in Bluff Dale
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2008
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town was settled around artesian springs and was originally called Bluff Spring. The name change occurred with the granting of a post office in 1877.

    Land owner Jack Glenn donated land to the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway when it built through the county in 1889.

    The town reached its population zenith in 1936 when 680 persons called Bluff Dale home. The population declined to 500 by 1940 and went as low as 123 by 1980.

    The decline has reversed and the 1990 population was over 300, and
    2,071 by 2007.
    Erath County Tx - Bluff Dale  Suspension Bridge
    The Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge
    County Road 149 at the Paluxy River
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2008
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    Bluff Dale, Texas Forum:

    Subject: Bluff Dale, Texas
    My ancestors settled in this area. My grandfather was born in 1872 in Bluff Dale area. Great uncle E.B Dick Dennis was wounded by Indians. Some reletives are buried in Bluff Dale, some in Granbury. Great grandfather helped cleared the area of Indians.

    I had the privilege of seeing what was the last herd of wild horses in the late 30s early 40s. - Wayne Dennis, December 07, 2009.
    Bluff Dale, Texas
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