Long Prairie, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: March 1, 1995

Long Prairie, on Farm Road 309 five miles south of Kerens in southeastern Navarro County, was established before 1900. A school was in operation there by 1900, and in 1906 it had an enrollment of thirty-seven. In the mid-1930s the small community comprised two churches, a cemetery, and a number of houses. The school was consolidated with the Round Prairie school and subsequently with that of Kerens. By the mid-1960s only a church and cemetery and a few widely scattered houses remained at the site. In the early 1990s Long Prairie was a dispersed rural community for which no population estimates were available.

Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro County (Dallas: Southwestern, 1933).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Long Prairie, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/long-prairie-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995