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LAWSONVILLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Rusk County, East Texas
FM 95
About 1 Mile N of Hwy 84
SE of Henderson
About 21 Miles SW of Carthage
About 12 Miles W of Timpson
Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

Named for landowner and lawyer Frank Lawson, the community dates to the 1870s. By the mid 1880s, the community had 200 residents with a store, three churches, and three cotton gins. The post office was granted in 1877 but only stayed open until 1907.

The population in the mid 1930s was 115 but by 1960 it had dropped to a mere 50 people. In the late 1960s, Lawsonville became a ghost town, leaving behind only a cemetery.
Lawsonville TX
Lawsonville
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
Lawsonville TX Concord School
The boarded up Concord School
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Lawsonville TX Concord School Marker
Lawsonville Concord School 1924 - 1971
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Lawsonville TX - East Holley Springs Baptist Church
East Holley Springs Baptist Church
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Lawsonville TX Bethlehem Church of God
Bethlehem Church of God in Christ
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Texas - Rusk County 1907 Postal Map
1907 Rusk County Postal Map showing Lawsonville
(SE Rusk County)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Lawsonville, Texas
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