Lost Prairie is one mile south of State Highway 164 and three miles southwest of Personville in eastern Limestone County. It was named Lost Prairie because its site was a clear space in the middle of a timber region. Several families moved to the area in the 1850s, establishing a church and a popular boarding school. A Masonic lodge operated at Lost Prairie from 1861 until 1889. During the mid-1890s the community served as the focus of a small school district, in which seventy-three students were enrolled. Probably during the 1930s, it became part of the Fair Oaks rural high school district. A church and a few scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the late 1940s; a population of two was reported in 1990.
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