Purley, Texas

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Purley, Texas
Purley is located in Texas
Purley
Purley
Purley is located in the United States
Purley
Purley
Coordinates: 33°05′28″N 95°15′44″W / 33.09111°N 95.26222°W / 33.09111; -95.26222Coordinates: 33°05′28″N 95°15′44″W / 33.09111°N 95.26222°W / 33.09111; -95.26222
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFranklin
Elevation
525 ft (160 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total81
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)430 & 903
GNIS feature ID1365865[1]

Purley is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had a population of 81 in 2000.

History[edit]

Purley was first settled in the 1850s. A post office opened in Purley in 1879 and had several stores, four sawmills and gristmills, and 150 residents. A mattress manufacturer was in the community in 1896. The community diminished in the 1900s, falling to a population of twenty with no businesses by 1966. The population of Purley grew to 81 by 1972, where it remained through 2000; a business opened in the community in 1988.[2]

Geography[edit]

Purley is located at the junction of Texas State Highway 37 and Farm to Market Road 900, 7 miles (11 km) south of Mount Vernon.[2]

Education[edit]

Purley had a school with one teacher and 66 students in 1896.[2] Today, the community is served by the Mount Vernon Independent School District.

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