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    DREKA, TEXAS

    Shelby County, East Texas
    FM 2427
    About 16 Miles SE of Center
    Population: Unknown

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Settled in the early 1890s, the community had a short-lived post office (1894-1907). The population in the 1930s was less than 30 but by the end of WWII, it still had a church,store and gin.

    A slow but steady decline has left the place a dispersed community, but it remained listed as a community as late as 1990.
    Shelby County TX 1907 Postal map
    Shelby County 1907 postal map showing Dreka
    (Below "Y" in "SHELBY")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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