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    SCROGGINS, TEXAS

    Franklin County, East Texas
    FM 115
    15 Miles SE of Mount Vernon
    About 22 miles E of Sulphur Springs
    Population: 125 (2000)

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    Scroggins TX gas station
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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    Settlement began in the 1850s and was named after Milt Scroggins who operated the town’s first business – a sawmill.

    The East Line and Red River Railroad arrived in 1877, making Scroggins a shipping point.

    A post office opened in 1891, and five years later the town had three stores. First population figures were for 1914 when Scroggins reported 25 residents.

    Scroggins was reduced to a single store in the Great Depression although it kept its population intact. It grew to nearly 80 after WWII and has slowly increased to 125 – the figure that has been in use since 1988.
    Scroggins TX Catalpa Worm Festival
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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