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Arnottville was on State Highway 171 three miles north of Hillsboro in central Hill County. The community was probably named for Albert M. Arnott (Arnot), who owned 2,000 acres in the area on which he ran cattle. Arnott donated half an acre to build a school and church. The church was used as a circuit-rider stop and usually held Church of Christ services. Because of its proximity to cattle trails the area was a popular resting place for cowboys. In 1905 the Arnott school had sixty-nine pupils. In the 1980s the only remnant of the community was the church, which was no longer in use.

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Lisa C. Maxwell | © TSHA

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

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Adoption Status:
This place has been adopted and will not be available until November 8, 2024
Adopted by:
William Conrad
Dedication Message:
Albert McMichel Arnott Sr. was a 3rd great-granduncle of mine. Born 1819 in New York, died 1889 Hill County Texas. Came to Texas around 1845.

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Place type

Arnottville is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.04539000
Longitude: -97.15688000

Has Post Office


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