Nile was located on the International and Great Northern line, about 9-miles west of Rockdale in southwestern Milam County.
It is said to have been named after the Nile River in Egypt. A post office opened at Nile in 1890, and in 1892 the community population was reported as fourteen. Nile had two cotton gins, a general store, and 35 residents in 1896. In 1903, there were 43 students attended the one-teacher school. By 1914 the population had fallen to 25, and in 1916 the post office was discontinued. The Nile school was consolidated with the Thorndale Independent School District in 1946, after which no further information was available.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956); Milam County Heritage Preservation Soc., Matchless Milam: History of Milam County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984); Margaret Eleanor Lengert, "The History of Milam County" (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1949); Handbook of Texas On-Line
Created on 15 Feb 2001 and last revised on 4 March 2003.