Jot 'Em Down, Delta County, TX.
City, town or village
Jot 'Em Down
535 feet (163 meters)
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Longitude (DMS format)
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33° 22' 58"N
95° 51' 30"W
Jot 'Em Down, Texas is located in the northeast corner of the state, in extreme western Delta County, near the Hunt county line and the small town of Pecan Gap.
Origin of its unusual name
Jot 'Em Down received its name from a local business around which sprang the tiny community. That business was named after a fictional store on the popular radio program, Lum and Abner. Jot 'Em Down was the central setting for the classic hillbilly radio show, which ran from 1932 to 1954. Thousands of episodes of the rural radio comedy were produced during its long run.
Nearby cities and towns include, Pecan Gap, Ben Franklin, Paris, Commerce, Klondike, and Dallas (located to the southwest).
Time Zone: Jot 'Em Down, Texas is in the Central Time Zone.
Recreational opportunities in the area
Camping, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming and boating are just a few of the many outdoor recreational opportunities in the region.
Wildlife found in the area
Raccoon, beaver, bobcat, opossum, fox, deer, and the armadillo are amongst the varied wildlife found in the hills, state parks and wilderness areas of northeast Texas.
Over the years, points of interest in the region have included:
Bonham State Park, southeast of Bonham, Texas
Cooper Lake State Park, in Delta County and northern Hopkins County, Texas
Lake Tawakoni State Park, Hunt County, Texas
East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison, Texas
Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, Paris, Texas
Sam Rayburn House Museum, west of Bonham, Texas
For an extensive list of other odd town names in the United States, visit our page of unusual, bizarre or humorous names of towns.
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