Barn on CR-464|
Photo courtesy Noel
Kerns, September 2007
in a Pecan Shell
In the mid 1840s a transplanted Missouri farmer named Williams Warden came to
Texas and was awarded a 640 acre Peter’s Colony land
It wasn’t until the mid 1890s that the community came together
with a church, school, store. Commercial enterprises included a grain elevator
and two cotton gins. By the middle of that decade the community had added a hotel
and more importantly, a post office.
In 1901 the mail was routed through
the Climax post office was closed.
The 2000 census counted 40 people –
the same number that has been given for the previous 60 years.
Climax TX general store
I noticed you had a picture of the old General store from Climax. We just purchased
the property... We plan to restore and reopen the store very soon. - Dwain
Carter, November 12, 2004