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SOUTHMAYD, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas

3337'14"N 9642'55"W (33.620437, -96.715236)

Hwy 56 and Hwy 289
10 Miles W of Sherman the county seat
8 Miles E of Whitesboro
Population: 1,137 Est. (2019)
992 (2010) 992 (2000) 643 (1990)

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Southmayd Baptist Church, Southmayd Texas
Southmayd Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Named after D. S. Southmayd, a local landowner, the town got started with the arrival of the Texas & Pacific Railroad in the early 1880s.

In 1881 a store and post office were in operation.

From 1904 to the mid 20s, the population weas just over 100 which doubled in the 1930s.

The town withstood the Depression with a healthy population and nine businesses.

During the mid-1970s the population fell to 235, but in recent years the town has been growing.

Water tower, Southmayd Texas
"The water tower is in an industrial complex, most of which is abandoned or in bad shape, and the I don't know if it's city owned or not." - Mike Price, 2007
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Southmayd, Texas Nearby Towns:
Sherman the county seat
Whitesboro
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