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VAUGHAN, TEXAS
aka Vaughn, Texas

Hill County, Central Texas North

Junction of FM 1947 and FM 310
About 9 Miles SW of Hillsboro the county seat
7 miles SE of Peoria on FM 1947
Half mile East of Aquilla Lake
Population: 75 (2010) 70 (2000)

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Vaughn Tx Baptist Church
Vaughn Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

An exact date for settlement is not known, although there was a community named Willow a short distance (two miles) east of present-day Vaughn. The community was more than likely named to honor physician (and resident) Dr. B. H. Vaughn.

Vaughn was granted a post office in 1885 and five years later (beside the physician), the town could also boast of a store and a wagon maker.

By 1915 the Willow and Vaughn schools consolidated. In the 1930s the population of Vaughn was estimated at fifty where it stayed for the next thirty years or so.

The 1959 killer tornado left Vaughn with seven fewer people, By 1970 the population had risen to seventy residents.

The Baptist Church became the last remaining institution in the 1980s.

Vaughn Chronicles

  • Vaughn/Bynum (Hill County) Tornado - 1959
    by Marlene Bradford

  • Vaughan Cemetery
    AKA Bell Cemetery

    31.9104 (31 54' 37") -97.1853 (-97 11' 7")

    Direction:
    From Hillsboro, take Hwy 22 to Peoria where it intersects with FM1947.
    7 miles on FM 1947 to FM 310, right 1 mile to cemetery sign to HCR 2440, a dirt road, to the cemetery.

    Hill County TX - Vaughan Cemetery sign, since 1870
    Vaughan Cemetery
    Since 1870

    Photo courtesy Jen Basham, September 2018
    Hill County TX - Vaughan Cemetery
    Vaughan Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Jen Basham, September 2018
    Hill County TX - Vaughan Cemetery
    Vaughan Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Jen Basham, September 2018
    Hill County TX - Vaughan Cemetery , Helen Hudson tombstone
    Vaughan Cemetery - Helen Hudson tombstone
    Photo courtesy Jen Basham, September 2018
    Hill County TX - Vaughan Cemetery , Helen Hudson tombstone
    Vaughan Cemetery tombstone
    Photo courtesy Jen Basham, September 2018

    Vaughan, TX, Hill County - Post office info
    Vaughan, TX, Hill County -
    Postcard canceled with Vaughan, TX 1898 postmark
    Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
    Hill County TX 1907 postal map
    Hill County 1907 postal map showing Vaughn
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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    Hillsboro the county seat
    See Hill County | Central Texas North

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