Elwood

Elwood is on Farm Road 2554 fifteen miles north of Bonham in north central Fannin County near the Oklahoma border. The community formed in the late 1860s and early 1870s when James S. Baker, a Presbyterian minister, and his nephew, William R. Baker, established homesteads in the area. Elwood soon became a community center for area farmers. From 1871 to 1909 it had a post office, and in the 1930s it had a school, a church, a cemetery, at least one business, and a number of dwellings. From the 1930s through 1990 Elwood's population was reported at between thirty and forty. The 1987 county highway map showed only a cemetery at the site. In 2000 the population was thirty-one.

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

Elwood is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.81176670
    Longitude
    -96.07386750

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
31 2014 Local Officials