String Prairie

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String Prairie was a widely dispersed farming community located on a narrow strip of fertile red-soiled prairie land that extended from Lexington to East Yegua Creek in northeastern Lee County. It was one of the earliest communities in the county. At its peak, sometime before 1900, it had a general store, a cotton gin, a molasses mill, a blacksmith shop, a gristmill, a Woodman Hall, and two churches. It began to decline in the 1890s, when many residents moved to nearby Lexington, and by the mid-1930s it was no longer shown on county highway maps.

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Christopher Long | © 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.

Belongs to

String Prairie is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

No

Place type

String Prairie is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Lexington)

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No