Davilla is an unincorporated community in Milam County. It got its name after Miguel Davila, who was the holder of the original Mexican land grant. The town was settled in the 1860s when the property was bought after a surveyor, who then broke the land into town lots. In 1871, a post office was awarded and a decade after, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway bypassed the town, dragging away some of its residents. Despite that, Davilla continued to enjoy its affluence. After countless years of being the center of a common school district, the schools finally merged with Bartlett schools in the 1970s. Eighteen years after, the county highway map showed five churches and several businesses in the community.
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