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MULLINS PRAIRIE, TEXAS


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Fayette County, Central Texas S


29 51' 3" N, 96 48' 40" W (29.8508, -96.8111)

FM 155
6 Miles SE of La Grange the county seat
Along the Colorado River
Population: 52 (2000)

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Mullins Prairie TX Store
Mullins Prairie Store
TE Photo, 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began around the late 1800s. A school appeared in the 1890s. Mullins Prairie schools merged with those in La Grange in 1947. The proximity to La Grange stifled growth, although the town was semi-self-sufficient with a small store and cotton gin. In 1950, the store became something of an unofficial community center.

In the late 60s and early seventies, a subdivision was built, hoping to lure retirees from Houston. It met with modest success. The tranquility of the area remains firmly in place. At the time of the above photo (2009) the last business in Mullins Prairie was for sale.

Mullins Prairie Cemetery is 2 miles south of town.

Mullins Prairie TX School
Mullins Prairie School 1942-43 4th Grade
Photo courtesy FCHC - Carolyn Heinsohn


Mullins Prairie TX Mullins Prairie School
TE Photo, 2009
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Mullins Prairie road sign
TE Photo, 2009

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