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Colony is on Farm Road 779 eight miles southeast of Emory in southeastern Rains County. It was first settled in the late nineteenth century. By 1904 a three-teacher school had an enrollment of 140. In the mid-1930s the settlement had a school, a church, and a number of scattered dwellings. After World War II the school closed, and in the early 1990s only a church and a cemetery remained. In 1991 and again in 2000 the reported population was seventy.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Latitude: 32.78179230
Longitude: -95.68801660

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