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DAVILLA, TEXAS

Milam County, Central Texas S
FM 487
18 Miles W of Cameron
22 Miles NW of Rockdale
NE of Georgetown
S of Temple
Population: 200 (est) 2009

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Davilla Tx Road Sign
Entering Davilla, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Named for Miguel Davila, holder of the original Mexican land grant (1833) it wasn’t until the 1860s when a surveyor bought the property and broke the land into town lots. A post office was granted in 1871 and although it was bypassed by the railroad in 1881, the town regarded the loss of population as a hiccup in its development.

By the mid 1880s the population was a respectable 350 with all essential business plus a school and three churches. From a 1920 population of 400, Davilla’s residents declined to 300 by the end of WWII and reached bottom in the early 1970s when it was a mere 72 people.

Davilla enjoyed being the center of a school district into the 1970s when it finally merged with Bartlett schools.

The 1988 population was been given as 200, which continues to be the official estimate on the 2009 state map.

A Visit to Davilla:

Davilla Tx Restaurant
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Davilla Tx Closed Church
A closed church
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Davilla Tx Closed Store
A closed store
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Davilla Tx Cemetery  Entrance
Davilla Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Davilla Tx Cemetery
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Davilla Tx Barn
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