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SIMMS, TEXAS (Bowie County). Simms is nine miles southwest of Boston in southwestern Bowie County. It was named for G. W. Simms, who played a major role in securing a post office for the town in 1890. In 1892 the town had a gristmill, a gin, a store, and a population of fifty. By 1914 the population had grown to 150. It declined to a low of fifty in the 1930s. The town began to grow again in the 1940s, and in 1982 Simms had a population of 240 and four rated businesses. The population through 2000 was still reported at 240.

Cecil Harper, Jr.

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Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "Simms, TX (Bowie County)," accessed January 21, 2018,

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