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CLINTON, TEXAS

Hunt County, North Central Texas
FM 3211
About 8 Miles SW of Greenville

Population: 00030 (1965)

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Approaching Clinton
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009

A Visit to Clinton, Texas

Photographer's Note:
A crossroads, a few homes on dirt streets, cemetery, and a large influx of new homes on acre + sized lots is about all that's left of whatever was here. - Mike Price, September 2009


History in a Pecan Shell


In 1887 the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad bought the land for a token of five dollars. The seller, one J. M. Massey made it conditional upon the railroad building a depot here. The railroad complied, naming it after one of their own officers that same year. The following year a post office was granted and continued for decades, although no one is certain of when it closed. The earliest recorded population was in 1904 when 138 citizens were counted. By 1910 it had fallen to right around 100 and by the time the Great Depression arrived it was down to just 88. The last official count was in the mid 1960s when 30 people considered Clinton home.
Clinton TX - Old House
Clinton scene
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
Clinton TX - 1859 Clinton Cemetery
The 1859 Clinton Cemetery
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Clinton TX - Clinton Cemetery Historical Marker
Clinton Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
Clinton TX - Clinton Cemetery
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
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