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Looking for Lolita Dec 14, 2017
From La Ward, I turned east on Farm to Market Road 616 for the short drive to Lolita. With a name like that I had to check it out. Lolita is a small town of about 555 (up a scant 1% since 2000) located at the eastern terminus of Farm to Market Road 616 by the Lavaca River in Jackson County in Southeast Texas. The number of men in town is higher than the number of women, perhaps they are looking for their own Lolita? Lolita is located about 2 miles north of where Philip Dimitt established a trading post in 1830. In 1840 Isaac N. Mitchell established a ranch nearby hat included a part of the old Stephen F. Austin land grant. Mitchell fenced off part of his land in 1880; the first use of barbed wire in the county. In 1909, the town site was laid out and was named after Lolita Reese the granddaughter of Texas Revolution veteran Charles Keller Reese. Also in 1909, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad built a switch here and the town was granted a post office. The next year, the Red Bluff and Lolita schools split and many of the residents left Red Cliff and moved to Lolita. There is one location in Lolita listed in the National Register of Historic Places; but it is an archaeological site and access by the public is prohibited. Although the Lolita High School is not listed on the register I liked the look of it and felt it was worth a photograph.
Lolita High School
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walterman9999 says:
Congrats Jim on your featured review, very well written.
Posted on: Mar 10, 2018
vulindlela says:
Posted on: Mar 10, 2018
odiseya says:
I wonder if these small towns usually have own historical society, a library or any other cultural institution?
Posted on: Mar 09, 2018
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