Fratt, Texas was founded by German settlers prior to 1900. Later the town became a flag station on the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad. In the 1930s, the community had a store, church, a station house, and a saloon run by the Willinbrock Brothers. Also, The Calia House, located 3/4 of a mile from the interchange, was said to be a brothel for workers riding the train to California or doing some work on the rails. Fratt had a population of 25 in the late 1940s. The community is today represented only by a Fratt postal area and a Fratt telephone exchange. A Ford Dealership known as "Bob Alexander's Fratt Ford" rests near the site of the old saloonhouse.
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