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LINGLEVILLE, TEXAS

Erath County, Central Texas North

32 14' 40" N, 98 22' 39" W (32.244444, -98.3775)
Farm Road 8 and Farm Road 219
10 miles West of Stephenville the county seat
Population: 100 est. (2000)

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Lingleville Texas former store
Lingleville former store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

In 1884 R. P. Campbell opened a grocery store in his house in the hollow below what is now the townsite. Before a post office was established there, the community was called Needmore. It was renamed to honor John Lingle, who had settled there in 1874. In 1940 the town had the post office, four businesses, and 200 residents.
Lingleville Texas marker
Lingleville Historical Marker
One Main St., FM 8

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

Lingleville

Founded in 1884 by Jacob C. Lingle, the town of Lingleville originally covered a ten-block area. A post office was established in 1885, and by 1892 the community boasted stores, blacksmith shops, a mill, gin, and three churches. Although bypassed by the railroad, the town thrived and soon included education facilities and more businesses. Almost completely devastated by a downtown robbery and fire in 1901, the town rallied and rebuilt. The 1919 oil boom at the nearby Desdemona oil field brought increased settlement and business to Lingleville.
(1990)
Lingleville Tx store
Lingleville store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Lingleville Tx Church Of Christ
Lingleville Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Lingleville Tx Tabernacle
Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Lingleville Tabernacle marker, Texas
Lingleville Tabernacle Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Lingleville Tx old house
Photographer's Note: Flip "this" house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Lingleville Tx East End Cemetery
East End Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Lingleville Tx West  End Cemetery
West End Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Tractor in Lingleville Tx
Tractor
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

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Lingleville, Texas Nearby Towns:
Stephenville the county seat
See Erath County | Central Texas North

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