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McLEOD, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
FM 125
13 miles SE of Atlanta
38 miles S of Texarkana

Population: 50 (2000)

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McLeod Tx Post Office
McLeod Post Office 75565
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

McLeod, located in the Rodessa oilfield had been known as Good Exchange until the mid-1930s, when the oilfield was developed. The TXDoT maps of Cass County still use the name Good Exchange for the cemetery. The community's post office was granted in May of 1937.

By 1939 there were nine business, two churches and a school in McLeod. The population in 1945 was 150, declining to a mere 50 by 1970, a figure that has remained constant from 1974 to the present.
McLeod Texas Church of Christ
McLeod Texas Church of Christ sign
Church of Christ in McLeod
Photo courtesy N. Ray Maxie, September 2006

Life in McLeod - by N. Ray Maxie:

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  • McLeod Post Office
    Photo courtesy N. Ray Maxie, September 2006
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