Massey Lake

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Massey Lake is a rural community on Farm Road 2054 fourteen miles northwest of Palestine and two miles southwest of Tennessee Colony in western Anderson County. It was named for an early area landowner. A post office was opened in Massey Lake in 1922, and the community had an estimated population of twenty in 1925. During the 1930s and 1940s Massey Lake had one business, two churches, two schools, and a number of scattered dwellings. Its post office was discontinued about 1956. The community population was consistently estimated at twenty through 1966, the last year for which figures were available. In 1985 Massey Lake had a church, a school, two businesses, and several homes.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Massey Lake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Massey Lake is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Dowson Springs)
  • (Franklinville)

Location

Latitude: 31.81211200
Longitude: -95.86829540

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2009

30