Lakenon is at the junction of State Highway 22, the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad, and Pecan Creek, seven miles east of Hillsboro in eastern Hill County. It became a flag stop on the Katy when the railroad was built from Fort Worth to Hillsboro in 1881. The community was named for A. R. Lakenon, who served as a notary public in the Texas Senate in 1899. In 1894 Lakenon received its own post office, which it held for a short time, and by 1906 the Lakenon school had ninety-nine pupils. At one time the community had a general store and blacksmith shop. In 1953 the Lakenon school was consolidated with the Hillsboro schools. In the 1980s the community was still marked on maps.

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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