Scroggins, Texas

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Scroggins, Texas
Scroggins is located in Texas
Scroggins
Scroggins
Scroggins is located in the United States
Scroggins
Scroggins
Coordinates: 32°58′25″N 95°11′05″W / 32.97361°N 95.18472°W / 32.97361; -95.18472Coordinates: 32°58′25″N 95°11′05″W / 32.97361°N 95.18472°W / 32.97361; -95.18472
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFranklin
Elevation
361 ft (110 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code903
GNIS feature ID1379044[1]

Scroggins is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Texas, United States.[1] According to the Handbook of Texas, Scroggins had an estimated population of 125 in 2000.

History[edit]

Settlement of the area began in the 1850s. The community was named after Milt Scroggins, a local sawmill operator. It eventually became a shipping point on the East Line and Red River Railroad, which was built through the area in 1877. Its post office was established in 1891. The sawmill remained in 1896 and added three stores. Its population was 25 from 1914 through the 1930s. At that time, it had only one store and several scattered homes. It began to grow sometime after World War II. It returned to three businesses and had 80 residents in 1952. Another business opened in the community in 1988 and the population grew to 125, which remained there in 2000. The community's general store owners, Ben and Joanne Glaze, organized the Catalpa Worm Festival in June 2004 to help foster community fellowship and celebration. Catalpa trees and their parasites are common in the community.[2] The community has a post office with the ZIP code 75480.[3]

Geography[edit]

Scroggins is located along Farm to Market Road 115, approximately 15 mi (24 km) south of Mount Vernon[2] and 22 mi (35 km) east of Sulphur Springs.[4]

Education[edit]

Scroggins is served by the Winnsboro Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Scroggins, Texas
  2. ^ a b Scroggins, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online
  3. ^ USPS – Cities by ZIP Code
  4. ^ "Scroggins, Texas". Texas Escapes online magazine. Retrieved 2009-01-15.