This town is situated on
the railroad; about six miles east of Bonham, near the center of
precinct number eight. The country surrounding it is densely
populated, and the inhabitants are "well fixed." Dodd City takes its
name from Major Dodd, an old and respected citizen who has lived
there for many years. Like Savoy, and Bells, of Grayson County, Dodd
City has built up mainly since the road was built, on which it is
situated. It now has 400 inhabitants, is regularly incorporated, and
amply supplied with educational and other facilities. The town is
only a few years old, but having the advantages of a dense
population, and fine lands surrounding it, it has built up a fair
trade. The average annual shipment of cotton, is about 4000 bales,
with about 200 car loads of grain. The shipment of other produce,
fruit, vegetables, poultry and dairy pro-ducts, will reach $5000, a
year.. The Spectator is published here, under the control of I. T.
Stevens. The Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Honor and Good
Templars, all have lodges at Dodd City, and are in thorough working
order. Dodd City High School, pre-sided over by Rev. Doctor Wilson,
is one of the permanent institutions of the county.
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