Sycamore

Sycamore is on Farm Road 1204 eight miles northeast of Decatur in northeast Wise County. The site was settled in the latter part of the nineteenth century and named for the abundance of sycamore trees that covered the area. By the mid-1890s the community had a cotton gin, two churches, two general stores, and a blacksmith shop. On August 17, 1894, a post office was established with Davis S. Cox as postmaster. By the 1920s both the town and the once prevalent trees had declined. In 1902 postal service was discontinued. Beginning in the mid-1920s businesses and residents moved away. The school disbanded, and the cotton gin was moved to Decatur to be close to the railroad. One of the two churches, the Church of Christ, was moved to Decatur as well. Although Sycamore once had over fifty residents, the population has not exceeded twenty since the mid-1940s.

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

No

Place type

Sycamore is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.32372600
    Longitude
    -97.49002540

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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