A post office opened in 1913. In 1914 the community, with 250 residents, had a lumber company. The post office closed in 1917. An oilfield opened in the mid-1930s. In 1936 the community had scattered residences and a school. By 1946 the oilfield was still in production. In the 1980s Dyersdale had an abandoned railroad station, a church, and a trailer park.
Dyersdale is zoned to schools in the North Forest Independent School District.
By 1936 the William G. Smiley School had been established.
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