Farrar, Texas

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Farrar, Texas
Farrar, Texas is located in Texas
Farrar, Texas
Farrar, Texas
Coordinates: 31°27′25″N 96°16′51″W / 31.45694°N 96.28083°W / 31.45694; -96.28083Coordinates: 31°27′25″N 96°16′51″W / 31.45694°N 96.28083°W / 31.45694; -96.28083
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyLimestone
Elevation
430 ft (130 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)254
GNIS feature ID1380852[1]

Farrar is an unincorporated community in Limestone County, in North Central Texas, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The area was first settled in the 1850s, but it was only in the 1880s when the settlement of Farrar was finally formed. The community was named in honor of Lochlin Johnson Farrar from DeKalb County, Georgia, who had studied and worked as a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Limestone County in 1859. Starting in 1884 with a population of just twenty-five, the community slowly grew to seventy-five by 1914. In the 1940 census a population of 150 was reported, and in the 1990 census a population of fifty-one was reported.[2] [3]

Location[edit]

Farrar is situated in southeastern Limestone County and is located on State Highway 39, approximately eighteen miles south of Mexia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Farrar". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Wendi Pierce (2010). "Historic Road Trips from Dallas/Fort Worth". ISBN 9781614231165.
  3. ^ Texas State Historical Assocation Stephanie A. Panus. "Farrar, Texas". Retrieved 2019-05-11.

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