Ely is on Farm Road 898 some ten miles southwest of Bonham in southwestern Fannin County. The community was established sometime in the 1890s, and from 1895 to 1906 it had a post office. Ely's reported population has never exceeded fifty, and in 1990 the community reported a population of fifteen.

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Place type

Ely is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.52288510
Longitude: -96.31275910

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated