Need, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: May 1, 1995

Need, twenty-one miles northwest of Paris in northwestern Lamar County, was probably settled after the Civil War. A post office operated there from 1888 to 1898. At its height during the mid-1890s Need had a saw and grist mill and gin, a grocer, and a number of houses; in 1890 it reported a population of twenty-five. By the 1930s, however, the community was no longer shown on highway maps.


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Christopher Long, “Need, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995