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POWDERLY, TEXAS

Lamar County, Central Texas North

33 48' 40" N, 95 31' 28" W (33.811111, -95.524444)
On Kimachi Railroad and US-271
at the junction of FM-3298
4.5 Miles S of Arthur City
9.5 Miles N of Paris
Population: Est. 185 (2010)

Powderly, Texas Area Hotels › Paris Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

First known as Lenoir, the community was settled in the late 1850 or early 1860s. In the 1880s, with the arrival of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad, it was renamed to honor Terence V. Powderly, a commissioner of immigration in the McKinley administration (although no one knows why). The town acquired a post office in 1888 although it only had an estimated population of 30 two years later.

It broke the 100 mark in 1914, although that figure was short-lived. It was down to 63 citizens by the early 1930s. It managed to survive the Great Depression as well as the postwar exodus to the cities. It reported 120 people for the 1950 census and 150 by the mid 1960s. It has since increased to the present (2010) estimate of 185.
Texas National Guard Camp Maxey
Camp Maxey
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
TX - Camp Maxey Historical Marker
Camp Maxey Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Powderly TX City Limit
Powderly City Limit
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Lamar County Texas 1920s map
1920s Lamar County map showing Powderly (N of Paris )
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Powderly, Texas Nearby Towns:
Paris the county seat
See Lamar County | Central Texas North

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