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Silver Valley, Texas

History

Silver Valley is the name of a settlement in two locations about 3 miles apart in Northwest Coleman County.  The first Silver Valley (now called "Old Silver Valley) was first settled about 1886.  By the late 1890s, the town had a gin, a store, post office, school, blacksmith, two doctors, Woodman's Hall, and many homes.

In 1909, the Santa Fe Railway announced that the railroad would be extended from Coleman to Sweetwater. The town moved three miles northeast of the Silver Valley location along the new railroad route. The new location became "Silver Valley" and the old settlement "Old Silver Valley".

Silver Valley History from the Coleman County TXGenWeb

Silver Valley History from the Handbook of Texas Online

Silver Valley Cemetery from texascemeteries.org

Location

31° 57' 32.688" N, 99° 32' 35.196" W