White City

White City is at the intersection of several country roads two miles south of Farm Road 83 and twenty miles southwest of San Augustine in southwestern San Augustine County. The community originated as a lumber camp and station on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway and was granted a post office in 1910. By 1914 White City had a population of 300, a lumber company, a log scaling operation, and a general store. The population fell to forty by 1925, and the post office closed some time in the 1930s. In 1940 White City had thirty inhabitants, a church, one business, and scattered dwellings. It had a business and a number of dwellings in the 1980s and a population of twenty in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.

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Belongs to

White City is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

White City is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Lake View)
  • (Sturgis)

Location

Latitude: 31.25102250
Longitude: -94.20325210

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2009

20