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HUFFINES, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
FM 251
8 miles SE of Atlanta
E of Linden

Population: 90 (estimate)

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Approaching Huffines
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally named Huffins for surveyor named R. M. Huffines who had settled there, the town is believed to have started in the 1870s.

When a post office was granted in 1881 the name submitted and accepted was Huffins. Three years later the town had a population of 50 with a school, gristmill, saw mill and two cotton gins. It had declined to 35 by 1890 and the post office closed in 1905. Mail was sent through Viola.

Population seems to have reached its zenith in 1985.

In 1983 Huffines had a church, a cemetery, a town hall, and a population reported at ninety.

Both the name of the town and the family for which the town was named were referred to in local newspapers alternately as Huffins or Huffines until well into the twentieth century.
Huffines TX - Pleasant Hope Primitive Baptist Church
Pleasant Hope Primitive Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2010
Huffines TX - Huffines Baptist Church
Huffines Baptist Church
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Huffines TX Cemetery
Huffines Cemetery
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Cass County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Cass County postal map showing "Huffins"
(East of Linden. Under second "S" in C-A-S-S", near Louisiana state line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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