FAZENDA, TEXAS. Fazenda was a farming community on Farm Road 2796 ten miles north of Gilmer in northern Upshur County. The settlement, on the postal route between LaFayette and Coffeeville, was probably established in the early 1890s. A Fazenda school was in operation by the mid-1890s, and in 1896 it had an enrollment of twenty-two. A post office opened in the community in 1899 and closed in 1905. By the mid-1930s Fazenda was no longer shown on county highway maps. Its population was reported as twenty from 1933 through 1945 and not reported thereafter.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "FAZENDA, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvf13), accessed May 23, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.