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Welcome to Center,
Shelby County Texas

Shelby County Seat

32 NE of Nacogdoches
At the intersection of Hwy 7 & 87
Just E of Hwy 96 in the middle of Shelby County
17 miles W of Louisiana's state line
Population: 5,678 (2000)



Center Independent School District

1881 Laborer's Champion Newspaper Chamber of Commerce
1890 Champion Newspaper Center Schools
1900 Center Fire   
1910 Confederate Reunion in Center History
1911 Center Fire   
1903 Center Square 

Mangum Funeral Home

1923 Center Downtown

Shelby County Appraisal District
1928 Center Square  Shelby County Courthouse
1974 Center Fire Shelby County Clerk
Center Baseball Club-1947-1948 Shelby County Today

Center's First Woman Columnist

Tucker Funeral Home

Center Telephone - Number Please

Watson Funeral Home

Center Triplets  
O. H. Polley Mercantile Company  
The Santa Fe Railway Station-Center  



Shelby County Historical Society Museum & Genealogical Library

Post Office Box 1542, Center, Texas 75935
230 Pecan Street (physical address)

Phone 936.598.3613





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