Argyle

Argyle is on U.S. Highway 377 and the Missouri Pacific Railroad six miles southwest of Denton in southwestern Denton County. Between 1850 and 1867 fourteen families settled in the area under the auspices of the Peters colony, and in the 1850s twenty-nine families settled on vacant or unclaimed land in the area. At that time the place was known as Pilot Knob or Waintown. Early settlers raised cattle on the open ranges nearby. The first post office in the area was near Pilot Knob, where Emily Wilson was appointed postmistress in 1878. She had the post office in her log cabin, two miles east of the site of future Argyle, where a stagecoach delivered the mail. The first school in the area was in Graham, one-half mile to the north, in 1875. In 1876, the Graham Baptist Church, the first formal church in the area, was organized in the school. Previously, a ten-day revival had been held every fall at John Wells Campground, two miles west of Argyle.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Argyle is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Pilot Knob)
  • (Waintown)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.11090650
    Longitude
    -97.18619700

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Argyle by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Argyle
Pop. Year Source
4,220 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,282 2010 Texas Demographic Center
2,365 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,575 1990 Texas Demographic Center