Jackson County Places:  Lolita      

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LOLITA, TEXAS. Lolita is on the Lavaca River two miles north of the site of Philip Dimitt's1830 trading post and four miles south of Lake Texana in southern Jackson County. By 1840 the area was settled by Isaac N. Mitchell, whose son later acquired the old George Ewing league and part of the Stephen F. Austin grant. In 1880 the Mitchell spread was fenced with the first barbed wire in Jackson County. In 1909 a townsite was laid out and called Lolita after Lolita Reese, a granddaughter of Texas Revolution veteran Charles Keller Reese. The St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway erected a switch in Lolita that year, and the community received a post office, a store, and a gin. By 1910 the Red Bluff and Lolita school districts had split, and most of the residents and businesses of Red Bluff shifted to Lolita. By the end of Word War II Lolita had five stores and a population of 200. The population crested at 462 in 1969, at which time seven businesses served the community. By 1988, however, the number of residents had dropped to 300, and business firms had dropped to five. In 1990 the population was still recorded as 300.

History from the Handbook of Texas Online

 

1936 Map of Cordell from General Highway Map of Jackson County, 1936 View map legend

 

Welcome to Lolita
Lolita Cemetery, View more photos
Lolita Water Tower, Click to enlarge
Lolita from TexasEscapes.com
Map of Lolita from mapquest.com
Map of Lolita, USGS survey
Lolita Demographic Data

Postmasters of Lolita

Cole, Mary A., 3 Mar 1910

Willoughby, Jacob F., 1 Feb 1912

Source:  Postmasters and Post Offices of Jackson County, 1846 - 1930
 

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