Lost Prairie

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.

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

Yes

Place type

Lost Prairie is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [2]
  • (Alon)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.49878400
    Longitude
    -96.37191910

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Lost Prairie by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
2 2009 Local Officials