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IVANHOE, TEXAS

Fannin County, Central Texas North / East Texas

33 42' 47" N, 96 8' 38" W (33.713056, -96.143889)

FM 898
10 miles N of Bonham the county seat
38 miles NE of Sherman
Area code 903
ZIP codes 75447
Population: 1,436 Est. (2019) 110 Est. (2000, 1990)

Book Hotel Here › Bonham Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Hawkins' Prairie after early settler Strother Hawkins, the post office authorities rejected the name when an application was made in 1885.

Confederate veteran Capt. Joe Dupree, suggested the name to honor Sir Walter Scott's novel, which was enjoying popularity throughout the English speaking world.

In the 1880s the town had 150 people and was connected to Bonham by a stage line.

The population reached its zenith in the 1890s with 200 people, but by 1915 it had dropped to 75.

A Baptist church was organized in 1872. The church is the subject of a short story written by Harold Bell.

Annual Event
Ivanhoe is home to the Ivanhoe Winery which hosts a wine show on October.


Take a road trip

Central Texas North / East Texas

Ivanhoe, Texas Nearby Cities & Towns:
See Fannin County
Bonham the county seat
Sherman Grayson County seat

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Bonham Hotels | Sherman Hotels

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