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WOODBURY, TEXAS

Hill County, North Central Texas
FM 309
12 Miles NW of Hillsboro
Population: 40 (2000)

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Entering Woodbury
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Earliest settlement was in the 1850s and in the later part of that decade investors broke up their holdings into smaller tracts. There were few takers until after the Civil War. The town’s first store opened in 1869 and two years later the town was granted a post office. It took until 1892 for the town to reach 200 residents. The town’s hopes of growth were dashed when it was bypassed by the railroad.

In the mid 1930s the population was down to 148. Postwar prosperity allowed people to seek jobs elsewhere and in 1946 Woodbury only had 40 people – dropping to a mere 20 in the 1960s. It received a small bump back to 40 in the 1960s – where it has remained since.

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