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FARRAR, TEXAS

Limestone County, North Central Texas

State Highway 39
About 18 Miles S of Mexia
Population: 00051 (2000)

Farrar Texas Area Hotels > Groesbeck Hotels
History in a Pecan Shell

Lochin Johnson Farrar is the community's namesake, Mr. Farrar having settled here in 1859. While settlement is thought to have occurred sometime prior to that date; it wasn't until the early 1880s when a community finally formed.

A post office was granted early in that decade and opened in the community's store.

From a population of just twenty five in 1884 the town slowly crawled its way to seventy five by 1914.

Farrar spent the next few decades minding its business and not much happened. The 1940 census counted 150 people - the town's peak. 1990 reported fifty-one people and the same number was used in 2000.

Farrar TX Limestone County 1894 Postmark
Farrar TX Limestone County 1894 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Farrar, TX 1894 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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