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IDA, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas
Farm Road 697
7 miles SE of Sherman

Population: 50 (estimate) 1990

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Ida TX - Road Sign
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began in the late 1870s, and the community had a post office by 1884. By 1890 the post office was joined by a store, church, gin and gristmill. In 1903 the Ida post office closed and the population dropped in the 1930s to a mere 25 people - half of its high water-mark of 50. From World War II the estimated population has remained at 50 - a figure the town is evidently comfortable with.
Ida TX - Ida Baptist Church
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Ida TX - Old Barn
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