The Community of Ely
Fannin County TXGenWeb
Ely Community

All that is left of Ely are a couple of houses and the old school house.
This marker is located on hwy 898

Ely Community
    A veteran of the Civil War, Levi Wells Ely (1829-1904) and his wife Laura (Page) migrated tothis area from Georgia in 1882.  The settlement that grew up around their farm became known as the Ely community.
    Settlers  were attracted to this Cotton producing area by the fertile soil and nearby rail lines. Ely was the site of a general store, cotton gin, blacksmith
    shop, barber shop, and churches. A post office, opened in 1895, closed in 1905. A school was located here until 1949 when it was consolidated with the Whitewright District. 
To the Hand Book of Texas - Article about Ely

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