FAIRLIE, TEXAS. Fairlie is on State Highway 11 twelve miles northeast of Greenville in northeastern Hunt County. It received a post office in 1892 and was named for Fairlee Webster, apparently a resident. It grew to a population of 248 by 1904. In 1933 it had eight businesses, in 1952 six, and in 1964 four. The post office remained in operation until the late 1980s. From 1964 to 2000 Fairlie reported a population of eighty.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Brian Hart, "FAIRLIE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnf03), accessed May 23, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.