in a Pecan Shell|
The town is a misspelling of Loveless.
Three Confederate brothers with that surname arrived shortly after the Civil
War. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas arrivied in 1885 built a spur on Loveless
land. The name was misspelled on maps and so it has remained.
and school were built, and a post office was granted in 1893. The population of
the Lovelace school in 1905 was thirty - but the overall population remained under
100. The post office closed in 1908 and during the Great Depression the population
fell to 66. It dipped to just 50 during the early 1950s - the last figures given.
County TX 1920s Map showing Lovelace north of Hillsboro|
Texas General Land Office
My brother and I were reminiscing about our childhood
in and around Hillsboro, Texas.
My brother went to second grade in 1938 in Lovelace, Texas. At that time, he recalls
the school having six rows and each row was a different grade. There was one teacher.
He was also remembering a town called Chatt. We had relatives that lived there.
Don't think it is there anymore.
My brother is 81 years old and I am ten
years younger, so we had different experiences growing up. Our mother's maiden
name was Hill and somehow we were related to founder of Hillsboro.
Getting harder and harder to remember our youth. Sad. Just thought you might be
interested in Lovelace info. - Judy Kennedy, August 11, 2013
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