Ratcliff is on State Highway 21 ten miles west of San Augustine in northwestern San Augustine County. In 1904 Ratcliff had a school for thirty-six White pupils and one teacher and another for forty-three Black pupils and one teacher. In 1940 the community had a school and scattered dwellings. By the 1980s Ratcliff consisted of a number of dwellings and a church.

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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