RAZOR, TEXAS. Razor, on Farm Road 197 sixteen miles northwest of Paris in north central Lamar County, was settled prior to 1900. A post office opened in 1904. A. K. Haynes, who owned the local store and served as postmaster, is said to have named the community after a popular brand of tobacco which he sold. By 1914 Razor had a general store, a flour mill, and an estimated 200 residents. During the 1920s the population dwindled, and by the early 1930s the community had only twenty-five residents and one rated business. The population continued to fall after World War II, and by the mid-1960s the store had closed. In 1990 Razor was a dispersed community with a population of fifteen. The population remained the same in 2000.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "RAZOR, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnr13), accessed May 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.