Pluto, Texas

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Pluto & Berry's Chapel


Pluto is located about nine miles northwest of Milford on Ploto road off FM Road 308, near the Hill County line. About a mile around the corner to the west is Berry's Chapel where the Whitfield Cemetery is located. It is difficult to separate these two communities. They were established as early as the 1880s, if not before. A post office was obtained in 1894, and Nancy L. McKenzie was appointed the first postmaster Aug. 28, 1894. Other postmasters were Charles C. Stephenson, May 25, 1895; Frank A. Simmons Nov. 30, 1896; Green C. Burks, Nov. 17, 1898. Service was discontinued Aug. 15, 1905 with mail sent to Milford.

In 1896, the population was 200 - there were three doctors, a store, a gin, a gristmill, and Methodist and Presbyterian churches. The Methodist church was just across the road north of the Pluto Cemetery. By 1933 to 1944, the population remained at about thirty-four. there are still some residents in the area and it is also shown as a community on the county map., No landmarks of the old community remain except for the two cemeteries.


The Handbook of Texas Online
U. S. Postal Department Records, Washington, D.C.
Cemetery Records and visits with neighbors in the area.


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