Dime Box, Texas

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Dime Box
Unincorporated community
Dime Box Heritage Society Museum
Dime Box Heritage Society Museum
Dime Box is located in Texas
Dime Box
Dime Box
Location within the state of Texas
Dime Box is located in the US
Dime Box
Dime Box
Dime Box (the US)
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.


In 1913, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a line three miles to the southeast of the original location of Dime Box. Most of the residents and businesses moved to a site near the tracks. From that point onward, the original settlement became known as Old Dime Box and the new community was referred to as Dime Box.[citation needed]


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]

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] Texas songwriter and musician Max Stalling has recorded a song set in Dime Box, Texas. Town gets a mention in "Northeast Texas Women" by William Alan Ramsey.


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