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Carden, five miles from Gatesville in eastern Coryell County, was named for Gaines B. Carden, an early settler. By 1949 the school at Carden had been consolidated with the Gatesville schools, but its building continued to be used for church services and community gatherings. There was also a grocery store and filling station at Carden. The community did not appear on county highway maps in the 1980s.

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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

Carden is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Carden is classified as a Town

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated