FRONT PORCH NEWS PICKTON TEXAS


Cotton used to be the primary source of income in the Pickton area.
Cotton used to be the primary source of income in the Pickton area.

The Pickton post office was established in 1881.

As of 1890 - 1891 Pickton was a community located on the M. K. T. Railway. The population was 80. Businesses in Pickton included a steam grist mill and cotton gin, a druggist, grocery and hardware store, a sugar mill, a harness maker, a justice of the peace, a blacksmith and wagon making company, a dry goods and grocery, a grocery, one preacher, two physicians, and a grocery and drug store.

By 1896 - 1897 the population of Pickton had risen to 122. Businesses at that time included two general stores, a druggist, a railroad agent, a wagonmaker, a justice of the peace, a constable, a notary, three physicians, and a carpenter and painter.

In 1914 - 1915 the population was 300. Pickton had a bank, a weekly newspaper called Pickton Star, a druggist, two grocers, a restaurant, a printing shop, four general stores, dry goods and grocer, a railroad and telegraph agent, the Pickton Gin Company, and a produce and feed company.

Pickton Church
Pickton Church

Pickton School students in 1917
Pickton School students in 1917


The Reunion of the 9th Texas Calvary Company I. Pickton circa 1911


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