Anniversay of Savoy Cyclone Is Recalled

SAVOY, Texas – A few of the elder citizens remember that Sunday, May 28, is the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Savoy cyclone. Being the first such disaster to visit this section of the country, it attracted attention all over the state.

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The Town of Savoy

The town of Savoy was established in 1872 on land sold to the Texas and Pacific Railway Company by Col. Wm. Savoy, in whose honor the town was named. The land was surveyed by the railway company, played off in lots, a plat of the town made and lots were sold to the public for building purposes.

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In 1880, Savoy Nearly Destroyed in Storm

The most western town in Fannin County is located 12 miles west of Bonham along the Grayson County line. The community was named for William Savoy who settled in the area in the late 1850s. Colonel Savoy, as he was often called, bought more land than anyone at that time in the Savoy vicinity.

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