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SECLUSION, TEXAS

Lavaca County, Central Texas S
FM 530 and FM 2437
20 Miles SE of Hallettsville
Just W of the Colorado and Jackson County Line
Population: Unknown


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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement occurred in the 1840s when land was bought along the Navidad’s confluence with Ragsdale Creek.

The Boxville School was opened here, as well as a Methodist church but residents (who were well aware of their geographic location) called the community Seclusion (in a semi-derisive tone).

A post office was established in 1879 and kept its doors opened until 1914.

The region was famous for its poor soil and thick overgrowth along the river – not much else. Finally some land was cleared for pasture and in some places – for rice cultivation.

Due to the proximity of the river, flooding is a common occurance.

The town’s one business is the Wilcox Gas Plant – a result of a gas discovery in the 1950s. Other businesses left long ago and the few students who live here commute to Hallettsville schools.

The Bright cemetery is the nearest to Seclusion.

Seclusion, Texas

by d.knape

To get away
go into Seclusion,
a forgotten place
caint win for losin'

When you get there
you've reached a conclusion,
enjoy yourself
when in Seclusion.

© d.knape
July 5, 2014

Note: The author was quite taken with the name of the town, "Seclusion".  Sounds like a place he'd like to live!

Lavaca County Texas 1907 Postal map
Lavaca County 1907 postal map Showing Seclusion
(SE corner of Lavaca County)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Seclusion, Texas
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