Prairie Hill, Limestone County, Texas

Summary

Prairie Hill
Prairie Hill is located in Texas
Prairie Hill
Prairie Hill
Location within the state of Texas
Prairie Hill is located in the United States
Prairie Hill
Prairie Hill
Prairie Hill (the United States)
Coordinates: 31°39′19″N 96°47′20″W / 31.65528°N 96.78889°W / 31.65528; -96.78889Coordinates: 31°39′19″N 96°47′20″W / 31.65528°N 96.78889°W / 31.65528; -96.78889
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyLimestone
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76678
GNIS feature ID1365731

Prairie Hill is an unincorporated community in western Limestone County, Texas, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 84 northwest of the city of Groesbeck, the county seat of Limestone County.[1] Its elevation is 594 feet (181 m).[2] Although Prairie Hill is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 76678.[3]

Named for a small nearby hill, Prairie Hill's first settler was shopkeeper Marquis Perry, who became the first postmaster when the community received a post office in 1884. Although the post office was closed in 1906, it was reopened in 1925. The community continued to grow well into the twentieth century, reaching its peak during the Great Depression. It has declined since the early 1940s, although the community has remained rather stable for the last thirty years.[4]

References

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 100.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prairie Hill, Limestone County, Texas
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Prairie Hill, Texas (Limestone County), Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-18. Accessed 2008-08-10.