Fairlie is on State Highway 11 twelve miles northeast of Greenville in northeastern Hunt County. It received a post office in 1892 and was named for Fairlee Webster, apparently a resident. It grew to a population of 248 by 1904. In 1933 it had eight businesses, in 1952 six, and in 1964 four. The post office remained in operation until the late 1980s. From 1964 to 2000 Fairlie reported a population of eighty.
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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