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GRIFFIN, TEXAS

Cherokee County, East Texas
Highway 110
17 Miles NE of Rusk
Population: 21 (1990)

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Griffin Cemetery, GriffinTx
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The town began in 1853 on the Old Tyler-Rusk Road. Isaac Kendrick is credited as the town founder. A post office was opened in the early 1850s under the name Troutman, but in 1855 it was named as a remembrance to Kendrick's former hometown in Georgia.

The town reached it's economic peak in the 19th Century but held on to a population of 50 during the Great Depression. The availability of cars after WWII allowed residents to seek work elsewhere and Griffinites left. By 1990 the population was a mere 21 people and no figures are available for the 2000 census.
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Site of Griffin Texas Centennial Marker
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