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Grassland is two miles south of U.S. Highway 380 and two miles west of the Garza county line in east central Lynn County. It is Lynn County's oldest community, having been established around the ranch headquarters of Enos and Thomas Seeds in 1888. Their ranch was named Grasslands, and in 1889 it became the county's second post office. By 1900 the ranch had been broken up and sold to farmers. A small agricultural community, with an economy dominated by cotton farming and a modest ginning industry, slowly evolved around the site of the old Grasslands ranch. By 1930 Grassland had seventy-six residents. From the 1940s through the 1970s the population was recorded as 200. It had dropped to sixty-one by 1980. In 1974 Grassland still had two cotton gins, a store, and a station. The population was still sixty-one in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.

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

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Grassland is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Grassland is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.13648470
Longitude: -101.59709070

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009