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Bayou was nine miles southeast of Hemphill in southeastern Sabine County. The settlement received a post office in 1908 and had one rated business and a population estimated at thirty in 1933. The post office was closed in the late 1930s, but there is no evidence that the population had declined. In 1946 Bayou comprised a school, a business, and a population estimated at thirty. By 1955, however, the school district had been consolidated with that of Hemphill. The site of Bayou was inundated by Toledo Bend Reservoir, which became operational in 1968.

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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.

Belongs to

Bayou is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Bayou is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Oakdale)


Latitude: 31.28796380
Longitude: -93.75045930

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated