Payne

Rodney, on Pin Oak Creek just off Farm Road 638 and eight miles from Dawson in Navarro County, was settled in 1834 by Joshua Graham. The land was a bounty grant given to Graham for having fought in the Texas Revolution. In 1884 a post office and a store opened there, and the post office operated in the Payne home until 1904. A school was founded at the Patterson farm. During the mid-1930s the town had a church, two businesses, and a number of scattered dwellings. It had one store and a population of thirty-five in 1945. Rodney was a dispersed rural community in 1990. In 2000 the population was fifteen.

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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