Stairtown, Texas

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Stairtown is an unincorporated community in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 35 in 2000.[1] It is part of the AustinRound Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Stairtown is located at 29°43′06″N 97°43′40″W / 29.71833°N 97.72778°W / 29.71833; -97.72778 (29.7182824, -97.7277779). It is situated at the junction of State Highway 80 and FM 671 in southwestern Caldwell County, approximately six miles northwest of Luling and 20 miles southeast of San Marcos.[2]

History[edit]

The community came into existence during the 1920s, just after the discovery of Edgar B. Davis' Luling oilfield.[2] It was named after Oscar F. Stair, a local landowner. By the late 1940s, there were a few businesses and an estimated population of 20. The number of inhabitants had risen to 35 by the late 1960s, and remained at that level through 2000.[1]

Education[edit]

Public education in the community of Stairtown is provided by the Prairie Lea Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stairtown, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Stairtown, Texas". Texas Escapes Online Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 

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