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County Seat - Pauls Valley

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Purdy is located six miles southeast of Erin Springs and lies in the rich Washita Valley bottomland.  Once an active community, it was established in the 1880's and its post office started in 1892 and operated until 1918.  Purdy was named after the first postmaster, R.S. Purdy.  There was a cotton gin, about two general stores, a school and church.  Because of the rich soil for growing cotton, farmers were attracted to the area.  Modern progress has caused the decline of this community which now has only a cemetery, a few buildings, and some farming families.