LOTT, TX (WASHINGTON COUNTY)
LOTT, TEXAS (Washington County). Lott was a small community near the site of Hidalgo twelve miles from Independence in northeastern Washington County. It had a general store and a United States post office that opened in November 1882. The town was named for its first postmaster, Joseph B. Lott, and grew up around Lott's store. Its population was predominantly black Republicans. The community was one of the sites of voting disorders in November 1886 investigated by the United States Congress in 1888. Lott's ballot box was stolen by the Ku Klux Klan, which supported a Populist-Democratic coalition, to prevent Republican control of county government. The rise of the McCraven community hastened the decline of Lott. In 1890, though the town's population was 200, the post office closed. Nothing remains of this agricultural community.
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, Carole E. Christian, "Lott, TX (Washington County)," accessed February 26, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvlar.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.