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HIGH, TEXAS

Lamar County, Central Texas North

FM 1509
About 11 Miles SW of Paris the county seat
Population: Unknown (Estimated to be 55 people in 2000)

High, Texas Area Hotels › Paris Hotels
High Texas old photo - men at work  by railroad tracks
High Texas, Feb 13, 1913
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Photo courtesy Dan Whatley

History on a Pecan Shell

A community grew alongside the tracks when the railroad arrived in 1872. The name of the community (if there was one) has been lost to history. But in 1889, storekeeper McDaniel High circulated a petition for a post office to be granted. He was sworn-in in early 1891 and the community started appearing on maps as High, Texas shortly thereafter.

The community peaked between 1910 and 1915 when a telephone exchange served 40-50 separate phones and businesses included a lumberyard, icehouse, two grist mills and three stores.

By 1930, the population decreased to 92 residents and the post office closed its doors shortly thereafter. It is now considered a "dispersed rural community."
High TX Lamar County post office info
High TX Lamar County 1919 postmark
Cover canceled with High TX 1919 canceled postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

Take a road trip

High, Texas Nearby Towns:
Paris the county seat
See Lamar County | Central Texas North

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