LA PARITA, TX
LA PARITA, TEXAS. La Parita is just east of Farm Road 1332 and seven miles southeast of Charlotte in west central Atascosa County. It is named for the La Parita School, which was established in that area in 1875 and was then abandoned in 1884. The La Parita community was founded by John and Joe Chupick around 1922, when they purchased land in the neighborhood of the abandoned school for development. They established a store and a lumberyard to attract settlers. In 1924 a new school was completed on land donated by John and Rosey Matocha. It grew from its original two rooms to three by 1933, when it had about 100 students and three teachers. There was also a business that served area residents, and the site of the bridge over La Parita Creek provided a popular location for regional gatherings such as Fourth of July picnics. During the 1940s La Parita also was the headquarters of a Four-H Club. Although oil was discovered near La Parita in 1950, the community did not develop. Its store stayed open until 1956, but its school was consolidated with those of Jourdanton during the early 1950s. By 1987 La Parita consisted only of a few scattered dwellings. The population was recorded as forty-eight in 2000.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Linda Peterson, "La Parita, TX," accessed August 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrl94.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.