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Settled in the 1870s, the Scranton community grew to include a post office, stores, a cotton gin, blacksmith, school and academy. In Oct. 1896, Joseph Jackson Ray and Sarah Frances (Morgan) Ray donated land for a Baptist church and graveyard. The …
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Before Callahan County organized, settlers built homes in this area. Many more families came after the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1880. A town was officially named in 1898 to honor U.S. District Attorney William Hawley Atwell. Fo…
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A private, co-educational school organized in 1903 to augment Scranton Public School (opened 1887).      Scranton, a small farming-ranching community, was only 13 years old when citizens founded the academy, by public subscription. The schoo…
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The original Burkett Pecan tree, bred from a native tree, 1900, by J.H. Burkett (1861-1945), Texas pecan industry leader. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1966
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Nearby Battle Creek was given its name in 1840 by a small band of men who had traveled to this area in search of hostile Indians. A fight took place near the creek when a raiding party attacked the group. Approximately twenty years later, cattlema…
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