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BIVINS, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas

331'10"N 9411'57"W (33.0195772, -94.1990757)
State Highway 43
11 Miles E of Linden the county seat
7 Miles SW of Atlanta
Population: 195 (2000)

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Bivins TX Baptist Church
Bivins Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

The town developed alongside the tracks of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1884 at the site of two huge sawmills.

When the number of residents grew to where the community needed a post office, one was moved in from the nearby community of Wayne. The year was 1889 and that was when the town was named after the Bivins Brothers owners of one of the two sawmills.

By the mid 1890s the population had reached 300 and the town had most essential businesses as well as two churches and a school.

The sawmills closed at some point but the population remained stable at 105 from the early 1970s through 1990. It had risen to 195 for the 2000 census.
Bivins TX Post Office
Post Office in Bivins, TX 75555
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2010
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Bivins TX Road
Junction FM 248 and FM1841
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2010
Bivins TX City Limit
Approaching Bivins
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2010
Bivins TX Bivins Cemetery

Bivins Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2010
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BivinsT X Old Store
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Bivins TX Old House
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TX Cass County 1920s Map
1920 Cass County map showing both Bivins & Wayne
From Texas state map #10749

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Bivins, Texas Nearby Towns:
Linden the county seat
Atlanta
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