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CUNNINGHAM, TEXAS

Lamar County, Central Texas North

33 25' 35" N, 95 21' 27" W (33.426389, -95.3575)
FM 196 near the North Sulphur River
About 20 Miles SE of Paris the county seat
Population: 110 (2000)

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Cunningham TX Welcome Sign
Cunningham Welcome Sign
"No Alcohol or Drugs"

Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Named for early settler and landowner Sam Cunningham, who was responsible for luring other citizens, the first event worth mentioning was the establishment of a post office in 1912.

The first population figures are from 1915 when 350 people called Cunningham home. The town had its own doctor, three general stores as well as a saw mill and a newspaper. The community had two churches at that time.

The Great Depression hit the town hard and by the 1940s it had decreased to just 200. Cunningham had added an addition church by the 1980s, even as the businesses and population declined. The community showed 110 people for the 1990 census and remained the same for the 2000 count.
Cunningham Tx Church
A Church in Cunningham
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Cunningham Tx Church
A Church in Cunningham
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Cunningham Tx Baptist Church
Cunningham Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
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Cunningham Tx  Closed house
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Cunningham Tx Closed Store
A Closed Store
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Cunningham TX - Empty sign post
An empty sign post
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Cunningham TX Old Store
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Cunningham TX Old sturcture
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Lamar County Texas 1920s map
1920s Lamar County map showing Cunningham
SE of Paris
near Delta County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Cunningham, Texas Nearby Towns:
Paris the county seat
Clarksville
Cooper

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