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Cayote, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Bosque
Elevation
718 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 75
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 254
GNIS feature ID 1378102

Cayote (also Coyote) is an unincorporated community in Bosque County, Texas, United States. The community is located on Farm to Market Road 56 7 miles (11 km) north of Valley Mills.

History

John Cox built a grocery store two miles south of the Cayote town site in 1866-67; after he sold it in 1870, the new owners moved it to the town site. The owners called their town Coyote after the many coyotes living in the area; a later spelling mistake gave the town its current name. A post office opened at Cayote in 1879, and the town later grew to include a gristmill and cotton gin. In the 1890s, the community reached its peak population of 100. The post office closed the following decade. Cayote's population fell to 25 by 1933 but climbed to 75 over the next ten years; it has remained at 75 since.

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