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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: 123 (2000) 300 (1990)

Bluff Dale, Texas Area Hotels:
Stephenville Hotels | Granbury Hotels
 Texas - Bluff Dale Road Sign
Entering Bluff Dale
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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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 123 in 2000.
 Texas - Bluff Dale Church of Christ
Bluff Dale Church of Christ
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
Bluff Dale Texas -  Tabernacle
Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
Bluff Dale Texas - Bluff Dale Baptist Church
Bluff Dale Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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Bluff Dale TX - Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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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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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

See Also
  • The Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge
  • Taking the Waters in Texas - Springs, Spas and Fountains of Youth by Janet Mace Valenza

  • 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 Area Destinations:
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