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TRUSCOTT, TEXAS

Knox County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas
FM 1756, 1 Mile Off Hwy 6
Between Benjamin and Crowell
S of Quanah
100 miles N of Abilene
Population 187 (estimate 1990)

Truscott, Texas Area Hotels:
Abilene Hotels | Quanah Hotels

Truscott Tx - First Bank of Truscott
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Truscott had (in 1880) once been named China Lake for a grove of Chinaberry trees growing along a small lake.

With the organization of the county the name was changed to honor pioneer J. Truscott, an early settler.

Truscott was the first teacher of the Truscott school, established in 1888. The one-room schoolhouse served until 1907, when it burned.

That same year the town moved a mile to be on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway.

The Truscott school burned in1945, and even after a new school was built, enrollment decreased to the point where it closed.

Truscott was an aberration during the Great Depression when the population doubled from 250 in 1930 to 500 in1940.

By1980 Truscott was on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line and reported 187 residents.
Truscott Tx - Former Bank
Truscott Former Bank
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott, Texas old bank building
The old bank in 2001
Photo courtesy of Eric Whetstone
Truscott Tx - Baptist Church
1941 First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Truscott Tx - 1941 First Baptist Church Cornerstone
First Baptist Church Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott Tx - Closed Church
Closed Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Truscott Tx - Closed Church Sanctuary
Closed Church Sanctuary
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Truscott Tx Cemetery
Truscott Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Truscott Tx Center
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Truscott Tx Road Sign
Entering Truscott
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Downtown Truscott Texas
A wall in downtown Truscott
Photo courtesy of Tom Walker
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Truscott, Texas
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Crowell
Quanah
Abilene
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