Established 1852 as Perry, Tex., by settlers from Perry, Ill.
Renamed in 1881 to honor Col. W. L. Moody, director of the Gulf,
Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, when that line built through.
Moody Drug, established 1881, is one of oldest drug stores in
Texas, the Moody Courier, established 1889, is city's second oldest
business. City's varied architecture is of interest. A Texas
A&M experimental farm is 5 mi. north.
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