|Elevation||525 ft (160 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||430 & 903|
|GNIS feature ID||1365865|
Purley is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Texas, United States. 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.
Purley was first settled in the 1850s. A post office opened in Purley in 1879, and a one-room schoolhouse was established by 1896. The town had a population of 150 and several businesses through the late 1800s, but 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.
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