Jackson County Places:  Cordele      


CORDELE, TEXAS. Cordele is on Farm Road 530 in northeastern Jackson County. In 1897 the New York and Texas Land Company sold acreage along Sandy Creek, which was later renamed Brushy Creek, to settlers. Soon after, a Dr. Stapleton-who was the settlement's first postmaster-named the town after his hometown, Cordele, Georgia. By 1914 Cordele had become a shipping center with a post office, but by 1925 the community had only eight residents. The local population gradually increased and reached 176 in 1968. From 1972 through 1990 the number of residents at Cordele was reported as seventy-four.

History from the Handbook of Texas Online

Cordele, from Texas railroads, 1900
1936 Map of Cordell from General Highway Map of Jackson County, 1936 View map legend
Map of Cordele from mapquest.com
Map of Cordele, USGS Survey
Map showing Cordele Oil Field, USGS Survey

Postmasters of Cordele

Stapleton, Jesse W., 22 May 1897

Bruce, Wm. G., 20 Aug 1898
Batten, John W., 7 Oct 1899
Nagel, Albert H., 9 Mar 1905
Source:  Postmasters and Post Offices of Jackson County, 1846 - 1930


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