Lilac

Lilac, once known as Oak Point, is at the intersection of Farm roads 487 and 3061, in western Milam County ten miles north of Thorndale. A post office operated at Lilac from 1883 to 1905. In 1884 the community had a steam gristmill and cotton gin and 100 residents, and area farmers shipped cotton, hides, and grain. In 1903 Lilac had one school for thirty-two Black students and two schools for ninety-seven White students. The Lilac schools were consolidated with the Sharp district in 1931. By the end of the 1930s the population of Lilac had fallen to forty. A church and two cemeteries marked the community on the 1988 county highway map.

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

No

Place type

Lilac is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Oak Point)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.75380350
    Longitude
    -97.20277140

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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