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Taken from "Post Offices in the First Congressional District of Texas," created by Wright Patman. Copyright 1968. Reprinted with permission.

Paris

Contributed by Betsy Mills

(Pop. 23,966)

Seven miles west of Blossom on a ridge that divides the waters of the tributaries of the Red and Sulphur rivers. Founded by George W. Wright in 1839, it was once known as Pinhook. County seat since 1844. Incorporated in 1845. Since 1905 the town has operated under a charter with a mayor and five aldermen as the leading city officials.

Postmaster Appointed
Francis B. Gilliam May 22, 1846
J. W. Latimar Jan 3, 1849
William T. F. Coles Nov 13, 1849
Whitmell I. Bonner Dec 3, 1851
Thomas F. Kennedy Mar 31, 1852
Simon E. Clement Jun 25, 1852
Robert Price Jun 11, 1853
Thomas B. Heam Oct 25, 1853
Robert B. Francis May 12, 1854
James J. Farrar Mar 6, 1855
Francis Miles May 29, 1856
Jonothan Moore Aug 5, 1861*
H. Burnett Oct 3, 1861*
Patrick H. Armstrong Oct 18, 1865
John W. Broad Apr 6, 1866
B. F. Underwood Feb 1, 1870
John H. Fowler Apr 25, 1870
Henry Moore Jan 23, 1871
James T. Craigo Nov 22, 1871
Isaiah W. Wells Jul 20, 1883
James T. Craigo Jan 7, 1854
Charles B. Pegnes Dec 20, 1886
Elmore A. Russell Dec 6, 1890
Isaac T. Gains Jan 10, 1895
Patrick B. Gibbons Jun 8, 1897
James J. Dickerson Jan 31, 1906
Augustus G. Hubbard Feb 20, 1914
James J. Dickerson Mar 3, 1923
Cyrus W. Cothran (A) Dec 6, 1933
Thomas W. Russell (A) Jul 31, 1934
Thomas W. Russell Jan 25, 1935
Evam D. Cameron (A) Oct 31, 1946
Mark L. Hodges (A) Nov 15, 1947
Mark L. Hodges Apr 8, 1948

Parkerton

Contributed by Betsy Mills

Thirteen miles south of Blossom.

Postmaster Appointed
Samuel H. Miller Apr 12, 1871
Office discontinued February 26, 1874.

Pattonville

Contributed by Vicki Richardson GVRICHARDS@aol.com

Pop 175

In southeastern Lamar Co, six miles south of Blossom. Named for W. B. and Andy Patton, sons of Robert Patton who located here in 1836.

Postmaster Appointed
Robert J. Patton Oct 25, 1860
Robert J. Patton Aug 5, 1861 **
(appointed by Confederate Army)

Office discontinued November 5, 1866.
Office reestablished April 12, 1871.

Postmaster Appointed
Nancy E. Newburn Apr 12, 1871
Robert J. Patton May 18, 1874
David E. Ruff Mar 29, 1880
William E. Hollins Apr 29, 1885
Daniel W. Thomas Apr 24, 1888
William B. James Mar 31, 1890
John W. Abels Dec 3, 1892
James S. Buford Oct 26, 1897
Lillian A McCuistion Aug 9, 1898
Minnie E. Bear Mar 11, 1910
Henry L. King Aug 17,1910
Romy L. Martin Jul 30, 1917
Lola M. Holcomb Nov 7, 1918
Vicie Jones (A) Jul 7, 1919
Vicie Jones Jul 23, 1920
Vicie M. McDowns (N) Jul 13, 1922
Lucy I. Cherry (A) Oct 26, 1928
Lawson Mazy Jun 12, 1929
Robbie L. Cherry Sep 3, 1930
William Earl Willis (A) Aug 26, 1933
Mary D. Ratliff Sep 20, 1934
Mary D. Toney (N) Nov 29, 1938
Calvin Carpenter (A) FEb 18, 1939
Midred W. Carpenter Aug 29, 1939
Mildred W. Carpenter Nov 1, 1948


1974 for Pattonville was:
Mr. Melvin Smith, (A)


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