Armour

Armour, also known as Sandy Creek, was on State Highway 171 twelve miles northwest of Mexia in northern Limestone County. The site was laid out in 1882 by James Armour, and when the post office was established in 1883, it was named in his honor. In 1884 the community had two churches, a district school, two steam gristmills, and sixty residents. Population estimates rose to 100 in 1890, but fell to fifty by 1896. In 1903 the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Company began laying track between Hillsboro and Mexia, but missed Armour by about a mile. The railroad established a new town called Coolidge. The Armour post office closed later that year, and residents moved their homes and businesses from Armour to the new town.

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

No

Place type

Armour is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Coolidge)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.73599790
    Longitude
    -96.65748740

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No

Is Incorporated

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