Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Program - TEXAS
BUG TUSSLE , TEXAS
Fannin County, Central Texas N
FM 1550 and Hwy 34
5 miles N of Ladonia
10 miles S of Honey Grove
Population: 15 (1990)
History in a Pecan Shell
John Truss, was a settler in the area in the 1890s and the town had originally been named in his honor. For some reason the name of Truss, Texas was changed to Bug Tussle.
Bug Tussle signs were popular with souvenir hunters and many people would marry there to have Bug Tussle on their marriage license.
The population dwindled to only 6 in the 1960s.
The David Graham Hall foundation took a lease on downtown Bug Tussle in the mid 1960s in an effort to restore it. During the restoration the population increased to about 30 persons.
The name continues to draw people. Antique car clubs and other organizations will hold events there to use the name on their programs and posters.