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ELM, TEXAS (Limestone County). Elm, in western Limestone County, was probably established in the late 1860s or early 1870s by former slaves from nearby farms. A small school served as the main focus of the community. No evidence of Elm appeared on county maps by the 1940s.


Walter F. Cotton, History of Negroes of Limestone County from 1860 to 1939 (Mexia, Texas: Chatman and Merriwether, 1939).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "ELM, TX (LIMESTONE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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