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BEAVER DAM, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas
Just off Hwy 259 at the intersection of two unnamed gravel roads
About: 9 Miles N of DeKalb
22 Miles NE of Clarksville
19 Miles NW of New Boston
45 Miles W of Texarkana
Population: 00055 (2000)


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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Named for a long-gone beaver dam that held back water on a nearby creek, the town has never had its own post office. The first population count occurred in the early 1930s when the town had a single business to serve ten residents.

It increased to 25 people for both the 1940 and 1950 census. Today only the church and cemetery mark the site of the community.

Photographer’s Note:
“After leaving the busy main highway, it quickly becomes a typical, quiet northeast Texas landscape. Outside of the church, which usually seems to be the nucleus of any town, community or settlement, there are only a few scattered residences and farm buildings.”  - Gerald Massey, August 2010
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Bowie County Texas 1940s map
1940s Bowie County map showing DeKalb (Above "B" in "B-O-W-I-E")
Beaver Dam, 9 miles N of DeKalb, is not on the map

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Beaver Dam, Texas
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