Bluff Dale gets historic marker

Stephenville Empire-Tribune
The town of Bluff Dale received a historical marker from the Texas Historical Commission. Settled in the 1870s by settlers from Ellijay, Georgia and other Southern communities, the original name was Bluff Springs, but this was changed when the U.S. Postal service said there was already a town by that name in Texas. It became a stop on the Fort Worth to Yuma mail route in 1877 and later was added to the Fort Worth Rio Grande Railway. The 1895 directory reported a population of 800 with three grocery stores, two hotels, a cotton gin, and a railroad agent with a telegraph station.