Eureka, TX - Population 307
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 01.205 W 096° 19.112
14S E 753264 N 3545805
Quick Description: Eureka, TX, population 307 as of this posting. This sign is located on the south side of US 287, at the western city limit.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 8:08:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMTV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The Handbook of Texas Online provides some background: (visit link)

Eureka is at the junction of US Highway 287 and Farm Roads 637 and 3243, eleven miles southeast of Corsicana in southeastern Navarro County. The settlement developed around a log schoolhouse known as Dunn's School just before the Civil War. In 1870 residents applied for a post office, and at a Grange meeting decided on the name Eureka. That same year a post office was opened in the home of P. Anderson, and within a few years a small town grew up there. By 1885 Eureka reported several steam gristmills and cotton gins, two churches, a district school, and an estimated population of twenty-five. In 1914 its population was about 100. Three local schools were in operation by 1906 — two for white students, with a total enrollment of eighty-five, and one for black students, with an enrollment of sixty-one. In the mid-1930s Eureka had a school and six businesses. The Eureka school was consolidated with that of Mildred after World War II. The community's population continued to be estimated at about 100 until the mid-1960s, when it was reported as 125. At that time two churches and several businesses still remained at Eureka. In the early 1990s Eureka was a dispersed rural community with an estimated population of 243. In 2000 the population was 340.
Address: Western city limit, US 287

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