Word was ten miles southwest of Center in southwestern Shelby County. A post office was opened in the community in 1892 with Leo Koonce as postmaster. In 1896 the settlement consisted of little more than a general store and a few widely scattered farms. The post office was closed in 1912.

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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