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CEDAR, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Fayette County, Central Texas S
FM 609
About 5 Miles SW of La Grange
Population:
0

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Cedar TX Cemetery
Cedar Cemetery
Photo courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn

History in a Pecan Shell

Incorporated as a Fayette County community by an act of the Republic of Texas in May of 1838, Cedar had been settled a few years before. The name was perhaps inevitable due to the omnipresent cedar trees.

The original Anglo settlers sold out to the incoming Germans in the 1840s and 1850s and a post office was granted in 1859.

Essential businesses were set up, but with the county seat being so close, growth for Cedar was unlikely. But they did open a saloon, store and even a community hall. Cedar also had their own doctor.

A cotton gin wasn’t necessary since nearby Bluff had one. In 1904 the post office was discontinued and social activities focused around O’Quinn – just south of Cedar.

Today the well-kept Cedar cemetery is the only proof that Cedar existed.
Cedar TX Cemetery tombstone
Photo courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn
Cedar Cemetery Historical Marker
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1866 tombstone
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1878 tombstone
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1869 tombstone
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Fayette County Cedar TX info
Cedar TX 1887 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Cedar Texas 1887 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Fayette County vintage map
Fayette County map showing location of Cedar
Modification of Texas General Land Office 1920s map
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