Caruth (Carruth) was on the Jacobs survey in southwestern Caldwell County. It was centered around a cotton gin and store. A post office operated there from 1902 until 1908. Children in the area attended the Unity School, which had one teacher and thirty-seven students in 1905. In 1912 Sarah Elizabeth Spencer purchased the community site and built her home there. Most of the early buildings were destroyed by a tornado in 1940.

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Caruth is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Caruth is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Carruth]
  • (Clanton)


Latitude: 29.77235700
Longitude: -97.38963700

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated