Doyle

Doyle, five miles northeast of Groesbeck in east central Limestone County, was known as Shady Grove when the Houston and Texas Central Railway established the town in 1871; when the post office opened in 1903, it was renamed Doyle, in honor of William Elliott Doyle, a former mayor of Mexia. In 1914 the community had a grocery store and a general store. The post office was discontinued in 1923, and mail for Doyle residents was sent to Groesbeck. County highway maps in the late 1940s showed a church, a business, and a number of residences at the site. Doyle reported a population of ten in 1990. The population grew to fifty by 2000.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Doyle is classified as a Town

Associated Names

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  • (Major)
  • (Roberta)
  • (Shady Grove)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.57350330
    Longitude
    -96.50525790

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Doyle by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials