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Life in Erath County Texas 1850 to 1950
Duffau School Photo from 1915

Thirty-eight Duffau School students and their teacher in Erath County Texas are pictured in this photo from 1915. Duffau is a ghost town in Erath County, Texas on Farm Road 1824 and Duffau Creek, fifteen miles southeast of Stephenville in Erath County. The town was named for Duffo, an Indian buried nearby. By 1860 a post office had been established at the community, and by the mid-1880s Duffau was a flourishing town of about 350 with steam flour mills and cotton gins, four churches, a hotel, a district school, three doctors, and two deputy sheriffs. Railroad routes bypassed Duffau, however, and by the mid-1890s it had begun to decline.

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Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Memories of Growing up in Stephenville and surrounding Towns

Erath County BREAKING NEWS

School Days in Texas 1850 - 1960

Early Days of Schools in Texas

Books about Erath County People and Places

Books about  Erath County TexasBooks about Erath County

 

Erath County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Stephenville, Duffau, Morgan Mill and Dublin, Texas

See All Erath County Treasures (eBay)

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County
 

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