Davis Prairie

Davis Prairie is three miles east of Thornton in south central Limestone County. It was named for Eli Davis, who settled in the area in the 1840s. The community in the mid-1890s was the focus of a common school district that had two teachers and eighty-six students. The school, a business, and several scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the late 1940s. The Davis Prairie school was consolidated with the Thornton Independent School District in 1949. Little remained in the area in the 1980s. The population was seventeen in 2000.

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

Davis Prairie is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.42045210
    Longitude
    -96.52553330

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Davis Prairie by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
17 2009 Local Officials