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SIDNEY, TEXAS

Comanche County, North Central Texas / Texas Hill Country

FM 1689
About 9 miles NW of Comanche
Population: 00196 est. (2010)

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Sidney Tx Baptist Church
Sidney Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015

History in a Pecan Shell

The community dates from around 1870 with William Yarbrough and J. A. Wright are listed as early pioneers or founders. It had previously been known as either Round Mountain or Jimmie's Creek. When the town was granted a post office in 1886, the postmaster (John Sapp) submitted the name Sidney - which was the name of his son.

The community had a school in operation in the 1870s and a single store in 1883. Nothing much happened through the first few decades of the 20th Century, but by 1940, Sidney had four stores in operation and a population that numbered 200. The population was given as 196 people for the 1980 census - which is where it has remained through the year 2000.

Sidney Tx Baptist Church sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
Sidney Tx Church of Christ sign
Church of Christ sign
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Sidney Tx Store
Sidney Store
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Sidney Tx - Miz Pah Cemetery Entry
Miz' Pah Cemetery Entry
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Sidney Tx Pendergrass Cemetery
Pendergrass Cemetery Entry
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Sidney Tx Pendergrass Cemetery historical marker
Pendergrass Cemetery Historical Marker
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Sidney Tx Road Sign
Sidney Road Sign
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Comanche County TX 1920s Map
Comanche County 1920s map showing Sidney (NW of Comanche)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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