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SIVELLS BEND, TEXAS

Cooke County, North Central Texas
FM 1201
4 miles South of the Red River
20 miles NW of Gainesville
88 miles NW of Dallas
85 miles NW of Fort Worth

Population: 100 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The Sivells Brothers, Simon and Bill, are the namesakes of this town. Around 1850 they built a store, but abandoned it due to Indian misbehavior. The community was reestablished nine years later. The next formative occurrence was when a branch of the Chisholm Trail came through in the late 1860s.

The town billeted a company of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War and a post office was granted in 1872 - and was cancelled 101 years later.

In 1882 the population reached 100 - the same as the 1990 census. The low level mark was in the 1940s when only 40 people lived in the area.
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