Ida

Ida is on Farm Road 697 seven miles southeast of Sherman in east central Grayson County. Settlement of the community occurred in the late 1870s, and in 1884 a post office opened. By 1890 Ida had fifty residents, a general store, and a church. The community center also provided area farmers with a gristmill and a gin. Ida remained a small church community throughout the twentieth century. In 1903 its post office closed. By the mid-1930s its population had decreased to twenty-five. From World War II through 1990 the estimated population of Ida was reported at fifty. By 2000 the population had dropped to thirty.

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

Ida is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (King's Point)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.57510700
    Longitude
    -96.48998700

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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30 2014 Local Officials