Lander was sixteen miles southeast of Yoakum near the Lavaca and Victoria county lines in DeWitt County. The school was established in 1905 on land donated by J. A. Lander and became the county's first state-aid rural school in 1934. It was closed in 1944. Church of Christ services were held in the abandoned building in 1948. Lander has not been a designated place name on the county highway map since at least 1962.

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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