SOMERVELL COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING

 

Somervell County Committee on Aging coordinates services for persons who are 60+ and their spouses, with emphasis on frail, minority and low income citizens from Somervell County.
209 SW Barnard P O Box 1397 Glen Rose TX 76043 US (254) 897-2139

The Center is also a resource for the entire Community, regardless of age, providing services and information on aging, and assisting family and friends who care for older adults. The programs provided give the opportunity for older individuals to maintain independence in their own homes through involvement in Senior Center activities and a variety of services provided by the SCCOA.

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Somervell County Committee On Aging
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Lots of fun, food and music coming in July. This month has 5 Fridays so we are going to have a special music event: Country Pickin' Circle, Potluck and open up the Dance Floor!
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
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Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
We found this photo from Chalk Mountain in 1900 - General Merchandise & Groceries and thought some of you would appreciate a little history.
Photo credit to Raymond Kay Howard

The J. H. F. Skipper ranch occupied this portion of Erath county and is said to have been used as an antebellum trading post. The community of Chalk Mountain came into being in the 1870s and grew around the post office (granted in 1876) although the building was technically in Somervell County. It relocated on the Erath side of the county line in 1902.

Chalk Mountain had two churches in the 1890s as well as a school and a cotton gin. The 1900 census showed 81 residents. The landmark Masonic Lodge building dates from 1904.

The community’s growth was stunted by its proximity to larger towns like Glen Rose and Stephenville and the 1910 census showed a decline to just 50 residents. By 1927 the post office had closed and Chalk Mountain never broke a population of 100.

The 1940 census showed two businesses at Chalk Mountain supported by 69 residents. Improved roads after WWII helped deplete the remaining population and by 1980 only 25 people called Chalk Mountain home, although the Masonic Lodge remained active.

The number of residents has remained at 25 for both the 1990 and 2000 census and it no longer appears on the official Texas highway map. It is generally considered a ghost town despite the fact that it never grew to any substantial size.
www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsNorth/ChalkMountainTexas/ChalkMountainTexas
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Little taste of Friday Karaoke. Got some great singers and good food.

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