Vox Populi

Vox Populi was probably on Farm Road 333 twenty miles southeast of Columbus in southern Colorado County. The community was founded in the 1870s as a collection of businesses catering to freed slaves from the local plantations. A post office named Vox Populi, Latin for voice of the people, was opened in 1880. In 1884 the community had a population of thirty, two churches, a steam corn mill, and a cotton gin. By 1890 Vox Populi had an estimated 200 inhabitants. In 1896 the Vox Populi school served three teachers and 121 Black pupils, and the community had 400 residents. In 1904 the community had a White school and a Black school. The post office was discontinued by the 1930s, and Vox Populi was no longer listed on state maps by 1940.

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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Place type

Vox Populi is classified as a Town

Associated Names

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  • (Willow Bar)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.48137200
    Longitude
    -96.39843200

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Is Incorporated

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