Thedford

Thedford is just south of Lindale and north of the intersection of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 69 in northwestern Smith County. It was named for Lem Thedford, a pioneer settler who organized the rural school district. The site became a shipping point on the International-Great Northern Railroad in 1874. The community had a population of twenty-five in 1910, and the 1936 county highway map showed a small cluster of dwellings and a cemetery at the site. In 1966 Thedford consisted of a collection of dwellings, some clay pits, several dirt roads, and the Sitton Cemetery. The community reported sixty-five inhabitants in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.

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

Thedford is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.48458740
    Longitude
    -95.39662170

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Thedford by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
65 2009 Local Officials