in a Pecan Shell
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
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
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