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Pope was located in northwestern Bowie County near the James Pope land grant twelve miles northwest of DeKalb. The town was settled in the late 1880s; it received a post office in 1894 with Ida B. Hale as postmistress. By 1896 the town had four churches, numerous businesses, and a population of 500. The post office closed in 1904, and by 1984 Pope had ceased to exist as a named community.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Pope is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Pope is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Knight)


Latitude: 33.65021200
Longitude: -94.72628500

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated