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WINDOM, TEXAS


Fannin County, Central Texas North

3333'52"N 9559'58"W (33.564513, -95.999534)

Hwy 56, just South of US 82
10 miles E of Bonham, the county seat
5 miles W of Honey Grove
80 miles NE of Dallas
Population: 199 (2010) 245 (2000) 269 (1990)

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Windom TX - Bank Building
Former bank building
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Windom was originally settled about 1870 - two years before the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Without a suitable population, the community was designated a flag stop. The community built a school, churches and was granted a post office by the mid 1880s.

By 1900 the population had reached 312, growing (slowly) to reach 389 by the mid 1920s when highway 82 was paved. The Great Depression decreased the population to 317 in the mid 1930s.

It dropped to 290 by the end of WWII and is on the 2000 state map as 245.


Windom, Texas former bank building
Former bank building in April 2006
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson


Windom' Texas First Methodist Church
Windom's First Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
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Windom Tx Post Office & city hall
Windom post office, TX 75492
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
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Windom Texas water tower and grain elevator
Water tower and grain elevator in Windom
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Windom TX - Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007



Historical Marker: from Windom take FM 1743 south 2.8 miles

The Sam Rayburn Homesite

Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961), son of William Marion and Martha (Waller) Rayburn, was born in Tennessee; moved to Texas, 1887. Educated at East Texas State University and the University of Texas Law School, became lawmaker: Texas House of Representatives, 1906-13 (House Speaker, 1911-13), United States Congress, 1913-61. World famous as Speaker, United States House of Representatives, 17 years, in terms of Presidents F. D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, J. F. Kennedy. His homesite (1887-1912) was half a mile south of this marker.

Incise on base:
Marker Sponsors: Jack Kreck, Robert West, John Barrett, Fannin National Bank.



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Windom, Texas Nearby Towns:
Bonham the county seat
Honey Grove
Dallas
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