Located in the southeast corner of Grayson County, Texas, Tioga is a tiny town with a modest population of fewer than 1,000 residents. The town is the birthplace of famed singer and cowboy Gene Autry, and one of the main streets in Tioga is named in his memory. Situated just twenty miles southwest of Sherman along U.S. Highway 377, Tioga was founded in 1881 when the Texas and Pacific Railway reached the site. “Tioga” is an Indian word that means “swift current” or “fair and beautiful.” By 1884, the community had given birth to two churches, a school, a cotton gin, a grocery store, general store, pharmacy, carpenter, and blacksmith. By 1892, the town also featured a military academy, a gin and gristmill, a doctor, and a restaurant. With the steady growth of the area, the town finally became incorporated in 1896.
Today, Tioga features restaurants, a leather store, several convenience stores, and six churches. Its quiet, peaceful, rural lifestyle attracts those who choose to live in a small town with close proximity to bigger cities. Many Tioga residents commute to nearby cities to work.
Tioga is by far one of the most charming rural areas in Texas. There are a number of Tioga, TX acreage homes available for those looking to relocate to this quaint yet thriving community. The average income for a family in the town of Tioga is around $45,000 annually.
The students of Tioga are proudly served by the Tioga Independent School District. The one school in the district serves students in pre-K through eighth grade. Students in grades nine through twelve attend Gunter High School, which is located in Gunter Independent School District.
With its small town charm, close-knit community, and beautiful Texas country appeal, it’s easy to see why so many people are looking to relocate to the area. C ontact real estate professionals Cheryl and Dutch Wiemeyer at (940)365-4687 for more information about available Tioga, TX acreage homes for sale.