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Huffstuttle Community

The Huffstuttle Community was located at the intersection of FM 578 and FM 1974 in the extreme southwest corner of Young County. It was about six miles south of Murray, west of Eliasville and southeast of Woodson, Throckmorton County.

Huffstuttle was named for an early settler in the area. In addition to a cemetery, for a time this was the location of a one roomed school which was later consolidated into the Woodson schools.

The school was located in the Nancy Morris Survey, A-1735, and ajoining the southeast corner of the Texas Emigration & Land Company Survey, A-854, about five miles south of Murray. County records show that the first school was No. 11 and called Hole in Rock School which was organized on 1 August 1883 in the community. The first trustees were Posey Otts, John Herrington and J.W. Jones.

From my personal research, I find the following pioneer families lived in the Huffstuttle community: Baker, Beaty, Beckham, Bennett, Box, Campbell, Coon, Daniel, Duckworth, Fawks, Fisher, Foster, Hardin, Harty, Long, Stewart, Taylor, Martin, McCall, McCready, Moreland, Needham, Otts, Peacock, Pratt, Reger, Riggers, Thompson, Wade, Wood and Wade.

A large oak tree on the Gill Wood's place made a shade of 110' in circumference.

Today nothing remains of this community except a cemetery located on private land, the last school building and memories.
submitted by: Dorman Holub

Huffstuttle School #2
It was converted into a home for Charlie Burch. He was a single
man and lived in the Huffstuttle school for many years.
submitted by: David Phemister

Huffstuttle School Pictures
submitted by: David Phemister
Photos owned by Hall Cutshaw

Monday, March 16, 2009

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