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. 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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