Eolian

Eolian, on Farm Road 576 eight miles southwest of Breckenridge in west central Stephens County, was settled by cattlemen in the 1860s and 1870s. In 1880 the town received a post office named by the post office department. S. S. Cook was the first postmaster. The population was fifty in 1910 and eighteen in 1920. In 1939 the post office was closed, but a store, a school, and a church remained in operation. Although population estimates rose to fifty in the mid-1960s, only nine residents remained in Eolian by 1980. In 2000 the reported population was still nine.

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

Eolian is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Burkett)
  • (Rock Hill)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.66678890
    Longitude
    -99.01618160

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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Eolian by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
9 2009 Local Officials