Colita

Colita, west of Farm Road 350 ninety miles north of Houston in west central Polk County, was one of a cluster of communities known collectively as the Louisiana Settlement. It was established around 1840 and named after Colita, a Coushatta Indian chief whose tribe had frequently camped at the site and had established friendly relations with the Texans during the Texas Revolution. The rural community had a post office from 1853 to 1909. Colita Academy, established in 1870, served local residents for twenty years. In 1900 Colita had a population of 100. In 1990 a church and two cemeteries remained near the site. In 2000 the population was fifty.

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

Colita is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Caleta]
  • (Louisiana Settlement)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.88380010
    Longitude
    -95.00993450

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Colita by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials