Aquilla. Named for Aquilla (from the Spanish word for “Eagle”) Creek. The townsite was surveyed, 1879, when the Texas Central Railroad was built through Hill County. As businessmen and citizens moved here, Aquilla grew to be a main shipping point. At one time, it had 13 retail stores, 3 hotels, a health spa, 4 churches, a school and other businesses. One of the earliest chartered state banks in Texas opened here in 1905. At the town’s peak (1910-1920), ranchers, farmers, and drummers (traveling salesmen) filled the streets. Presently, a sound farming economy prevails. Historical Marker Texas, 1968, located at just west of Intersection of FM 3370 and FM 1133.
Aquilla, TX 31° 51′ 5.5728″ N, 97° 13′ 5.0304″ W
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