- Get Involved
FODICE, TEXAS. Fodice, a farming community off U.S. Highway 287 four miles west of Pennington in southern Houston County, was established after the Civil War. Some sources maintain that the town's name came from "four dice," a favorite game of the early inhabitants. Other sources suggest that the first settlers came from the Arkansas community of Fordyce, from which "Fodice" was derived. In 1875 a Methodist church was founded there, and around 1886 a public school began operating. The community had a post office from 1902 to 1966. By 1914 Fodice had two general stores, a cotton gin, a gristmill, and a Masonic hall. During the 1920s and the mid-1930s it had a church, cemetery, and school. Its estimated population in 1936 was twenty-five. After World War II the Fodice school was closed, but by the mid-1970s the community's population increased to nearly fifty. In the early 1990s Fodice was a dispersed rural community with a church, a cemetery, and a number of scattered houses. Most of the area's residents were black. The community's reported population in 1990 and again in 2000 was forty-nine.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979). Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Sabra D. Berry and Christopher Long, "FODICE, TX," accessed July 20, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnf28.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.