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  • OLD DIME BOX, TEXAS

    Lee County, Central Texas South
    State Highway 21
    14 Miles N of Giddings

    Population: 0200 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The settlement had originally been called Brown's Mill and then Dime Box. In 1913 with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad (three miles SE of present-day Old Dime Box), residents and businesses moved to be alongside the tracks. The desire of the railroad village to retain the name resulted in the creation of a "New Dime Box" and “Old Dime Box."

    The Old Dime Box Cemetery is also known as the Hannes Cemetery. The community had a historical marker erected in 1968 in recognition of it being the second-oldest in Lee County.

    The 1990 and 2000 census reported the population at 200.
    Old Dime Box,  Texas highway sign
    Old Dime Box sign
    Photo courtesy Stephen Danesi

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