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BALD PRAIRIE, TEXAS

Robertson County, Central Texas South
FM 979 and FM 2096
2 Miles E of Twin Oak Reservoir
About 20 Miles N of Franklin
Population: 000040 (2000)

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Bald Prairie Tx Store
Bald Prairie Store
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Established in 1865, the community was named after a common topographical designation (bald praries). The town was granted a post office in 1875 and ten years later the population of Bald Prairie reached 100.

The opportunity for growth was hindered by no railroad, and when the railroads came and went to other portions of Robertson County, the writing was on the wall.

By 1940 the community had its post office and a single store with no population estimates available. The estimated regional population was given as a mere 31 people by 1970.

A reunion is traditionally held on the first Saturday in June.

A Visit to Bald Prairie, Texas:

Bald Prairie Tx church
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Bald Prairie Tx Church Of Christ
Bald Prairie Church Of Christ
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Bald Prairie Tx Church Of Christ historical marker
Bald Prairie Church Of Christ Historical Marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Bald Prairie Cemetery, Texas
Bald Prairie Cemetery
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Bald Prairie Cemetery, Texas
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Bald Prairie Cemetery historical marker, Texas
Bald Prairie Cemetery historical marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Bald Prairie - Texas Escapes's 2100th town.
Published June 12, 2009

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