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BOREN, TEXAS. Boren was on Sixmile Creek two miles southeast of Carthage in south central Panola County. It grew up around a mill established in the 1880s. For a time a railroad spur connected Boren to the main rail line in Carthage. A Boren post office operated from 1893 until 1905, when the mail was sent to Carthage. In 1896 Boren had a general store, a number of scattered houses, and an estimated population of 200. A school was in operation there by 1900. Most of the residents apparently moved to Carthage, however, and by the mid-1930s Boren was no longer shown on county highway maps.

Leila B. LaGrone, ed., History of Panola County (Carthage, Texas: Panola County Historical Commission, 1979). John Barnette Sanders, Postoffices and Post Masters of Panola County, Texas, 1845–1930 (Center, Texas, 1964).
Christopher Long

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