Fires Ravage the Downtown

In 1954, two major fires wreaked havoc on the town of Savoy.

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Savoy College Alumni Build Halsell Gymnasium

The Alumni Association was established in 1937, which kicked off in 1938 with a reunion and the dedication of the new R.R. Halsell Gymnasium.

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Savoy Male and Female College Burns

Fire destroyed the Savoy Male and Female College in 1890

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Cyclone Destroys Most of Savoy

On May 28, 1880 a large tornado killed eleven persons and virtually destroyed the community.

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Construction of the Savoy Sanctuary Completes

The historic Savoy Sanctuary built as a Methodist Church was constructed from 1876-1878

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Savoy Male and Female College Established

The Savoy Male and Female College was established in 1876 and was one of the first coeducational academic institutions in North Texas. The school provided educational opportunities regardless of ability to pay tuition for young men and women in the area and Native American students from reservations in Oklahoma. It also offered primary and preparatory classes for county school children.

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Savoy is Officially Established

Charter for the city of Savoy is filed on April 15, 1873

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Post Office Opens

The settlement grew slowly until after the Civil War, when hundreds of settlers began arriving in the area. In 1873 a post office opened.

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Savoy Land is Purchased
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Savoy was established about 1863 by Colonel William Savoy, a pioneer settler and landowner who had arrived in the area in the late 1850s.

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