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Pottsboro is a town in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,160 at the 2010 census, up from 1,579 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Sherman - Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyPottsboro is located in northern Grayson County at. Texas State Highway 289 passes through the west side of the town, leading south 10mi to Southmayd and north 10 miles to a dead end at Preston on Lake Texoma. Denison is 8mi east of Pottsboro via Farm Road 120, and Sherman, the county seat, is to the southeast.According to the United States Census Bureau, Pottsboro has a total area of 7.4km2, all of it land.HistoryPottsboro was established in 1876 by James A. Potts, a pioneer settler who donated land for a town and a right-of-way so that the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad would extend its tracks westward from Denison to his settlement. The community, no doubt aided by its status as a stop on the railroad, grew rapidly for the rest of the 1800s. It incorporated in 1880, and by 1885 its population had reached 200 and it supported a cotton gin, several gristmills, and a number of churches. A post office opened there in 1891Our United States day trip planning site allows you to schedule your trip to Pottsboro, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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