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CEDAR LAKE, TEXAS

Matagorda County, Texas Gulf Coast
Just inside the Matagorda County line on FM 2611
S of Cedar Lane
SW of Brazoria
SE of Bay City

Population: 160 (2000)

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Cedar Lake Tx Road Sign
Entering Cedar Lake
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The community began in the 1840s and a post office opened there in 1848.

In 1854 the name of the town was changed to Dura, and later that year to Duroc. In 1890 it became Roweville and remained under that name until 1893 when it finally became Cedar Lake.

In 1896 the population was ten. A general store opened sometime before 1914. Cedar Lake lost its post office in the 1930s and by 1940 it had a population of 50.

In the late 1960s the population dropped to just 40 then unexpectedly to nearly 150 by the end of that decade. It has since increased to 160 for the 2000 census.

A Visit to Cedar Lake:

Cedar Lake Tx - Bethlehem Christian Church
The new Bethlehem Christian Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Cedar Lake Tx - Old Bethlehem Christian Church
The old Bethlehem Christian Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Cedar Lake Tx - Old Bethlehem Christian Church cornerstone
The old Bethlehem Christian Church cornerstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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Cedar Lake Tx - Bethlehem Cemetery
Bethlehem Cemetery. More Texas Cemeteries
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Cedar Lake Tx Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Cedar Lake, Texas
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