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DICEY, TEXAS

Parker County, North Central Texas

A spur off FM 730
8 miles NE of Weatherford
Population: 20 (est)

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Dicey Tx - Clear Fork Baptist Church
Clear Fork Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the 1850s, Dicey was named after a woman. The man who was brave enough to marry a woman named Dicey was named W.G. Puryear. Before Dicey, the community had been named Power after a minister of the local church. The town had a post office from 1891 until it closed in 1929.

The population of Dicey never exceeded 100 people. It was around 60 from the 1920s until the 40's. After that the population was estimated at somewhere around 20.
Dicey Tx - Dicey Cemetery Entry
Dicey Cemetery Entry
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015

Dicey Texas Forum

Finding Dicey
After noticing on your website that Dicey was located only a handful of miles from our house, I decided to go look for it yesterday, having never heard of it before.

Heading south on FM 730 from Azle, Dicey was to the right off North Shore Lake Dr, Lake Weatherford was to the left. From there it's maybe about an eighth of a mile on a dirt road to the right. This is where the cemetery is located anyway. About all we could see was the cemetery and a few homes scattered nearby. No sign of what might have been the old post office. There was a sign saying that the land for the cemetery had been given to Clear Fork Baptist Church by William Baker Family in 1869 but we didn't see the mentioned Church.

Here are a few photos of the cemetery. - Rita Short, October 02, 2002
Dicey Cemetery entrance
Dicey Cemetery Gate
Photo Courtesy Rita Short
Dicey Texas cemetery tombstones

Dicey Cemetery
Photo Courtesy Rita Short
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Parker County Texas 1907 Postal
Parker County 1907 Postal Map showing Dicey
(Above "E" in "PARKER")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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