Dime Box, Texas

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Dime Box
Unincorporated community
Dime Box is located in Texas
Dime Box
Dime Box
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°21′24″N 96°49′21″W / 30.35667°N 96.82250°W / 30.35667; -96.82250Coordinates: 30°21′24″N 96°49′21″W / 30.35667°N 96.82250°W / 30.35667; -96.82250
Country United States
State Texas
County Lee
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1334366

Dime Box is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Texas, United States. The Dime Box Independent School District serves area students and home to the Dime Box High School Longhorns. It is named after what is now called Old Dime Box, Texas.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers; generally mild to cool winters; and precipitation evenly distributed throughout the year. The Köppen Climate System describes the weather as humid subtropical, and uses the abbreviation Cfa.[1]

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In fiction[edit]

Dime Box was cast as the capital of the Second Republic of Texas in Howard Waldrop's book Texas-Israeli War: 1999.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Dime Box was visited by author William Least Heat-Moon as described in his book Blue Highways. Heat-Moon got a haircut from local barber Claud Tyler[3]