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.
| Bluff Dale Church
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, August 2013
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.
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