Brushie Prairie

Brushy Prairie, on Farm Road 1578 eighteen miles west of Corsicana in northwestern Navarro County, was established before 1900. Two schools were in operation there by the early 1900s–a school for Whites with an enrollment of sixty-five and one for Blacks with an enrollment of fifty-four. In the mid-1930s Brushy Prairie had a church, a gin, a blacksmith shop, a school, a cemetery, and several stores. After World War II many of the residents moved away, the school was consolidated with that of Frost, and most of the businesses closed. By the mid-1970s only a church, a cemetery, and scattered houses remained. In 1990 Brushy Prairie was a dispersed rural community.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Brushie Prairie is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Brushy-]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.99432210
    Longitude
    -96.75527030

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Brushie Prairie by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
35 2009 Local Officials