|A 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 grant.
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 Farmersville
and 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
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