Blakeney, a mile south of the Red River in north central Red River County, was begun in the early 1850s and developed around a store, which was operated by M. C. Albudy in 1890. A local post office was established with M. B. Yarbrough as postmaster in 1904 and replaced by rural delivery in 1918. The population of Blakeney was 100 in 1910; in 1940 one business and a population of twenty-five were reported. In 1984 Blakeney consisted of widely scattered houses and no businesses.

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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