Dreka

Dreka, on Farm Road 2427 sixteen miles southeast of Center in southeastern Shelby County, was founded about 1890. A post office was established there in 1894 with Martin Shofner as postmaster; it closed in 1907. In 1933 Dreka had one business and a population estimated at twenty-five, and in 1946 it had several houses, a gin, a store, and a church. By 1988 only the church and widely scattered houses remained in the area. Dreka was still listed as a community in 1990.

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

Dreka is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Gilford)
  • (Grover)
  • (Payne)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.67489730
    Longitude
    -93.95630170

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Dreka by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
30 2009 Local Officials