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SWEDONIA, TEXAS

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Fisher County, Texas Panhandle
Off FM 2142
11 miles NE of Roby
11 miles W of McCaulley

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History in a Pecan Shell

Swedish immigrants living in the Austin area in 1884 got tired of the abundant rain and ground water in Central Texas and went West in search of a more challenging environment. They found it in Fisher County. J.J. Swenson surveyed the site of the new community which was named in honor of the Swedish homeland.

A small church/ school was built in 1885 and a post office opened the following year. In 1889 a separate schoolhouse was constructed.
Swedonia had an estimated population of 125 in 1896 with two separate churches.

Hard times, isolation and the failure to attract new settlers resulted in the post office closing in 1907. The school continued, but the wholesale consolidations after WWII spelled doom for the struggling town. After its 1946 consolidation, Swedonia disappeared on state highway maps.

A Swedonia Cemetery is shown on the TxDOT County map of Fisher County.

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