LEVI, TEXAS. Levi is on Bull Hide Creek and Farm Road 2643, fourteen miles south of Waco in southern McLennan County. It was named for Levi Robinson, a local landowner. A post office was established in July 1897 with John Young as postmaster. It was discontinued in 1902, when mail for the community was rerouted through Lorena. A few scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the 1930s and 1940s, when the population was estimated at forty-eight. The population fell to twenty in the 1950s but rose again to fifty in the early 1960s. A grain business and fifty residents were reported in the 1980s. The population remained at fifty in 2000.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Levi, TX," accessed May 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnl27.
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