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    PELHAM, TEXAS

    Navarro County, North Central Texas
    FM 744
    About 25 Miles W of Corsicana
    Just E of the Hill County Line
    Population: Estimated in 1990 to be 0075

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    Pelham Tx - Community Center
    Pelham Community Center
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Pelham dates from 1866 when it was first called “Forks of the Creek.” Settled by recently freed slaves, it received a post office in 1900 and at that time it was renamed Pelham, for the town in Alabama,which just happened to be the hometown of the postmaster’s wife.

    From the mid 1890s through the 1920s, Pelham benefited from the numerous local oil discoveries and reached a population high of 350 (1926). Ten years later almost everyone had left in search of work, leaving behind only twenty-five residents.

    Population estimates from the 1960s through 1990 have remained at seventy-five.

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    Pelham Historical Marker
    Pelham Churches & Historical Marker
    Pelham Cemeteries & Historical Marker
    Pelham School Historical Marker

    Pelham Tx - Methodist Church
    Wesley Chapel Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    Pelham Tx - Wesley Chapel Methodist Church historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    Pelham Tx - Union Baptist Church
    Union Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    Pelham Tx - Brown Chapel
    Brown Chapel
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Pelham Tx - Community Museum
    Pelham Community Museum
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Pelham Tx - School Historical Marker
    Ash Creek (Pelham) School
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Pelham Tx - School Display
    Pelham School Display
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    TX - Pelham Community Historica Marker
    Pelham Community Historica Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    Pelham Tx - Cemetery Entry
    Pelham Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    TX - Pelham  Cemetery Historical Marker
    Pelham Cemetery Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    TX - Pelham  Cemetery
    Pelham Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    TX - Pelham  Cemetery gate
    Pelham Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Pelham Tx - Road Sign

    Entering Pelham
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013

    Pelham Tx Welcome Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Pelham Tx Welcome Sign
    "Welcome to Pelham A Historical Community"
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
    NavarroCounty TX 1907 Postal Map
    Navarro County 1907 postal map showing Pelham
    (
    W of Corsicana. Below "N" in "NAVARRO")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    TE's 2900th town, September 3, 2013

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