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LONE GROVE, TEXAS
aka Lonegrove, Texas

Texas Ghost Town
Llano County, Texas Hill Country

FM 2241 & CR 216
8 miles NE of Llano the county seat
5 miles W of Bluffton
26 miles W of Burnet
60 miles W of Georgetown
45 miles N of Fredericksburg
Population: Estimated at 50 since 1941

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TX - Llano County, Lone Grove schoolhouse
The old Schoolhouse in Lone Grove
FM 2241 at CR 216
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, August 2005
History on a Pinhead

Originally on a stage line connecting Llano and Burnet, Lone Grove formed on the west bank of the Little Llano River and was named for a grove of trees there. At some point it shifted its location to the east bank. A post office opened in 1876.

For more information, see photos, school and cemetery historical markers below.

TX - Llano County, Lone Grove schoolhouse old photo
Lone Grove School old photo on display. Note that there were add-ons to the building that have since been taken away.
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin
Historical Marker:
8 miles NE of Llano at intersection of FM 2241 and CR 216

Lone Grove School

Among the rural schools in early Llano County were Lone Grove, Flat Rock, Little Llano, McNutt and Spice Wood. These rural schools also served their communities as gathering places. Located on a major route between Llano and Burnet, Lone Grove grew, and when officials divided the county into districts in 1884, it became district number two.

This schoolhouse dates to 1910, on a site donated by D.P. Speck and J.L. Templeton. In 1937, Lone Grove became one of two rural schools in the county to offer high school courses. Building additions served the growing population until consolidation with Llano schools in 1947. The building is now used as a gathering and polling place.
(2002)
Llano County, TX -  Lone Grove school historical marker
Lone Grove School Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
Lone Grove TX - Schoolhouse Community Center
Lone Grove Schoolhouse / Community Center
Photo courtesy Joyce Parrish
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Lone Grove TX - Church of Christ
Church of Christ
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
TX - Lone Grove Post Office
Lone Grove Post Office
Photo courtesy Clay Fidler
Lone Grove Post Office TX 78646
Lone Grove Post Office, TX78646
Photo courtesy Clay Fidler

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Llano County TX - Lone Grove Board Branch Cemetery
Lone Grove Board Branch Cemetery
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
Historical Marker:
1 mile E of Llano on SH 29, then 5.8 miles N on CR 2241, then 0.9 miles W on CR 216

Board Branch Cemetery

This graveyard developed as a public burial ground for the Lone Grove community and surrounding area on the property of W. A. and Sallie Templeton. According to oral history, the earliest grave on this site may be that of William Kinderly, reportedly killed by Indians in 1864. The earliest documented grave is that of Susan Reed (d. 1886), the wife of John S. Reed. There are more than eighty graves dating from 1900 or before. The cemetery is called Board Branch for a mill operation once located on nearby Board Branch Creek. Among the graves of interest on this site are those of Confederate veterans such as Dr. Cyrus Reeves, an Army surgeon from Alabama, and eight others. Veterans of World War I, World War II, and other wars and conflicts are interred here, as well.
(2000)
Llano County TX - Lone Grove Board Branch Cemetery
Lone Grove Board Branch Cemetery & Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
Llano County TX - Lone Grove Board Branch Cemetery Historical Marker
Board Branch Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
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Abandoned Structure in Lone Grove
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018

Lone Grove Texas Forum

  • Subject: My Grandma was born in Lone Grove
    My Grandma was born in Lone Grove on June 1, 1899. Her name was Ethel Bernice Speck. Where would I look to find information on birth and marriage records for this area? How long ago did Lone Grove cease to exist? Thanks a bunch. - Mary Sugar Stewart, April 02, 2006

  • Lone Grove, TX Llano County post office info
    Lone Grove, TX, Llano County,  1979 postmark
    Cover canceled with Lone Grove, TX 1979 postmark
    Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
    TX Llano County 1907 Postal Map
    1907 Llano County postal map showing Lonegrove
    From Texas state map #2090

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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    Burnet | Fredericksburg | Georgetown
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