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LEONA, TEXAS

Leon County, Central Texas South

319'17"N 9558'33"W (31.154763, -95.975703)
FM 977, State Highway 75, and I-45
6 Miles S of Centerville
Population: 175 (2010) 181 (2000) 178 (1990)

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Leon County Tx, Leona Texas - Durst Family Cemetery
Durst Family Cemetery in Leona
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2010
Pioneer John Durst Centennial Marker
History in a Pecan Shell

A post office was in operation in Leona in 1846. The Texas legislature directed Leon County to come up with a centrally-located site for a county seat in the late 1840s. They chose Leona but the state disagreed with the choice. It eventually reached the Supreme Court of Texas in October 1850 when it was decided that Centerville offered a better location for all Leon Countians.

The estimated population for the town was 150 residents from the mid 1840s through the mid 1890s. In 1933 the estimated population was set at 200 residents. The next figures available were from the 1980 census when a mere 91 people were counted. It increased to 165 by 1982 and the 1990 census figures of 178 increased just 3 people for the 2000 census.
Leon County 1907 Postal map
1907 Leon County postal map showing Leona near Madison County line
S of Centerville, N of Madisonville
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Leona, Texas Nearby Towns:
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