Living in Tool, Texas

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Living in Tool, Texas 

Tool, Texas is in Henderson County on State Hwy 247.  It spans a total of 3.6 square miles, 0.04 square miles of that is water coverage. Tool boasts a population (as of 2017) of 2,315. From early 1900 the town’s population began to grow until falling in 1950. Fifteen years later it was on the rise again. Surpassing 1000 in 1980. It has been rising ever since.

Uniquely, each sunrise and every sunset over nearby Clear Creek Lake invites relaxation. Anglers find the waters of the lake welcoming for the sport. Free from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to slow down and take life in. However, when the necessity arises, Athens is within 23 miles. Also the DFW Metroplex is a little more than an hour away. Looking for a place to enjoy the summer while the kids are out of school? Or after years of dedication and hard work is it time to retire? Is peaceful relaxation on your wish list? Tool, Texas is the place to be!

As a matter of fact, William Avant was amongst some of the earliest settlers. He and other farmers began populating the area in 1835. 64 years later on a small farm his son Andrew Durham Avant built the Durham Avant House. Andrew died in Tool in 1929. He is buried in the Tool Cemetery. Legend has it that in the 1800’s it was not known as Tool. It was instead Hog Fork. The new name came in 1905 after the gentleman with the first store. George Tool.

Furthermore, numerous tourists enjoy Tool. By purchasing a home in Tool, Texas you can soak in everything that the city has to offer. Be it as a vacation spot or where you settle in after retiring. Make the wise choice and call Tool, Texas home.  


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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Tool sounds and looks like a nice place to call home!

Jan 24, 2018 07:33 AM #1
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
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Thanks for posting!  I had vaquely heard about Tool before, but now I know a little more about Tool and its history!

Jan 24, 2018 12:45 PM #2
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