Prairie Point

Prairie Point is on Farm Road 922 twenty miles southwest of Gainesville and a mile east of the Montague county line in southwestern Cooke County. In the mid-1850s a schoolhouse was built on a hill that overlooked the surrounding prairie and provided the name for the community. In 1920 Prairie Point and nearby Rosston consolidated their schools and built a new building that is equidistant between the two communities; the area was called the Ross Point School District. In 1936 Prairie Point had a school, a factory, one business, and scattered dwellings. From the 1930s through the 1960s the population was estimated at twenty-five. By 1968 it had grown to thirty. In 1978 county maps showed that Prairie Point had a church and a number of scattered dwellings. In 1990 the population was still estimated at thirty, and in 2009 it was estimated at twenty-two.

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

Prairie Point is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.49538730
    Longitude
    -97.47446910

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Prairie Point by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
22 2009 Local Officials