Posted By:Joy Hall
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Subject:Re: Old community in Gonzales Co, TX
Post Date:July 23, 2005 at 06:08:47
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Forum:Gonzales County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Leslie, the Texas Handbook online has this entry for Possum Trot in Gonzales County:

"Saturn, on State Highway 97 in northeastern Gonzales County, was originally called Possum Trot. The town secured a post office in 1902, but the office was closed in 1914. That year the settlement of some thirty-five residents included a general store, a gin, a blacksmith shop, a grocery, and a telephone connection. Population figures were thereafter unavailable until 1965, when fifteen residents were reported there. That population continued to be reported through 1990. The 1988 county highway map showed only a cemetery at the townsite."

Over the years, there have been several other communities known as Possum Trot in Texas. Are you sure about the county?

The Texas Handbook can be searched at:

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/

It has a wealth of information on the state!
Good luck with your research.