Slate Shoals

Slate Shoals is a small rural community located on Farm Road 906 about sixteen miles northeast of Paris in northeastern Lamar County, just south of the Red River and the Oklahoma state line. The town was named for the slate that was prevalent along the banks (shoals) of area creeks and waterways. Slate Shoals probably existed by the early 1900s and in the 1930s consisted of numerous farms and homes and a school, church, business establishment, and factory. The settlement still appeared on highway maps in the 1990s. No population figures were available in 2000.

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Laurie E. Jasinski | © TSHA

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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.

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Currently Exists


Place type

Slate Shoals is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Craig's)
  • (Frean)


Latitude: 33.85316150
Longitude: -95.40912240

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009