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History in a Pecan shell
A timeline of significant events in Italy, Texas:
1860: Scattered settlement begins
1879: the brothers Aycock built the first house and use it as a combination of house, store and post office. The town was split over what the name should be - some wanting Egypt and others Italy. Gabriel J. Penn, the Waxahachie postmaster settled the matter for them by filling in the blank on the application with the name Italy. The postal authorities gladly accepted Italy (there was already an Egypt in Wharton County).
1890: The population reaches 500 Italians (not really Italians, but what else are you going to call them?)
1891: A big year for Italy. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad arrived (actually in December 1890), the first newspaper was published, and the town was officially incorporated.
1900: population is 1,061
|Average Houshold Size:||2.87|
|Average Family Size:||3.38|
|Total Housing Units:||727|
Postal Station Type: Post Office
Latitude: 32.17864 Longitude: -96.873688
Zip Code Classification: Non-Unique