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DREKA, TEXAS


Shelby County, East Texas

31 40' 30" N, 93 57' 23" W (31.675, -93.956389)

FM 2427
16 Miles SE of Center
40 Miles SE of Carthage
NW of San Augustine
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
1907 postal map showing Dreka in SE Shelby County
SE of Center, NW of San Augustine
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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