Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam is a small, predominantly black community fourteen miles northwest of DeKalb in northeastern Bowie County. The town, named for a large beaver dam on a nearby creek, has never had a post office. In 1933 it reported one rated business and a population of ten. In the 1940s and 1950s the reported population was twenty-five. In 1984 Beaver Dam comprised a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses. In 2000 the population was fifty-five.

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Cecil Harper, Jr. | © TSHA

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Place type

Beaver Dam is classified as a Town

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Latitude: 33.63297300
Longitude: -94.67281700

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2014