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LOCKER, TEXAS

San Saba County, Texas Hill Country
Ranch Road 500
17 Miles NW of San Saba
NE of Brady
Population: 16 (1990 estimate)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town dates from the 1870s when it was first known as Knob and (later) Mount Pleasant. James Monroe Locker moved in from Bosque County to open the community's first store and the town was renamed in 1899 when the post office was granted. Locker served as the town's first postmaster. The population was nearing 200 by 1915, but fell into a decline after WWI that it never recovered from.

While times were prosperous in most of Texas in the 20s, Locker lost half of its population. Its school and post office moved to Richland Springs in the 1950s and from 1967 through 1990 the population was reported as a mere 16 people.
San Saba County TX 1907  map
1907 San Saba County postal map showing Locker
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Locker, Texas
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