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Boundaries and History of Argyle, TX
Boundaries of Argyle, TX:
Argyle, TX is along the east side of I-35,W. It is 6.5 miles southwest of Denton, TX in Denton County, TX.
North Boundary: Robson Ranch Road to John Paine Road, north to (just north of) Creekway Drive. East to Country Club Road, north 1/4 mile. east 3 miles — which is the northeast corner of the City.
East Boundary: From the northeast corner of the city (described just above) directly south to (just south of) E. Hickory Hill Road. South on Rt. 1830 to Rt. 407. West to (just west of) Steeplechase Circle. South to (just north of) Dove Creek Road –which is the southeast corner of the city.
South Boundary: From the southeast corner of the City (described just above) west along Frenchtown Road to Stonecrest Road. South 3 miles, west to 35-W — which is the southwest corner of the City.
West Boundary: 35-W for appx. 5 miles, east 1.5 miles, north 1.5 mile — which is the northwest corner of the city.
History of Argyle, TX
Between 1850 and 1867, fourteen families settled in the area under the auspices of the Peters Colon. In the 1850s twenty-nine families settled on vacant or unclaimed land in the area. At that time the place was known as Pilot Knob or Waintown. Early settlers raised cattle on the open ranges nearby.
The first post office in the area was near Pilot Knob, where Emily Wilson was appointed postmistress in 1878. She had the post office in her log cabin, 2 miles east of the site of future Argyle, where a stagecoach delivered the mail. The first school in the area was in Graham, one-half mile to the north, in 1875. In 1876, the Graham Baptist Church, the first church in the area, was organized inside the school building. Previously, a ten-day revival had been held every fall at John Wells Campground, two miles west of Argyle.
The Texas and Pacific built its track through the area in 1881. Argyle was founded on November 7, 1881, when James Morrill was given the authority to build and maintain a depot, switches, and side tracks there. The community was named Argyle by a railroad surveyor, after a garden in France.
In 1881 the post office was moved from Pilot Knob to Argyle. Mail was delivered by the railroad four times daily. By the late 1880s Argyle had 2 rural mail routes, each 30 miles long, which took a full day to ride. New cash crops, such as wheat and oats, were grown to ship on the railroad, and hogs and sheep were raised. In 1888 the Argyle State Bank was established.
By 1890 Argyle had a population of 148 and several businesses, including 2 steam gristmills, a cotton gin, 2 general stores, a hotel, and a hardware store. In 1895 a fire started in a dry goods store and destroyed the entire business section. It was rebuilt by the early twentieth century.
Denton County was divided into 73 school districts in 1884, and Argyle received its own district. It had nine grades, with any student wishing more education to attend school in Denton. In 1885 Argyle built a two-story brick school, and by 1891 the Argyle district was the fifth largest in the county, with 107 students. The town reached a population of 238 and five businesses in 1930.
By the mid-1930s Argyle had electric service, and telephones were available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday through a switchboard operator. The cotton gin burned in 1930 and was never rebuilt, and area farmers started growing peanuts instead of cotton.
After the population peaked in the 1930s, the community began to decline. It reached a low of ninety in 1950. Local soils were depleted. As opportunities to work in Dallas-Fort Worth industries and war factories increased during World War II, young farmers moved from the country to the city. By the 1960s the population rose slightly, to 125.
Argyle voted to incorporate on September 19, 1960, and did so in 1962. M. H. Wilson was elected the first mayor. The next year the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department was founded. Argyle’s newspaper, the Quad Town News, was published that decade. In the 1970s more businesses were located in Argyle, including two grocery stores, several gas stations and garages, beauty shops, a leather and shoe-repair shop, and a cafe and bakery.
The railroad depot was moved in the 1970s, when the old section house was being used for Sunday school classes, and the railroad was still shipping agricultural products and manufactured goods. In the next two decades Argyle grew considerably, as big-city residents moved to a country atmosphere. In 1990 it had a population of 1,575, which grew to 2,365 in 2000. Argyle’s 2010 population was 3,248.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Lisa C. Maxwell, “Argyle, TX,” accessed March 13, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hja12