Lovelady, Texas

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Lovelady is a city in Houston County, Texas, United States. The population was 608 at the 2000 census.

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History

Lovelady was founded by investors of the Houston & Great Northern Railroad as a railway line was built through a land grant of Cyrus Lovelady, near the communities of Nevil's Prairie, Pennington, and Weldon. The U.S. Post Office opened on Nov. 8, 1872. The town soon had livery, stables, blacksmith shop, and hotels, prospering as both a marketplace and a shipping point. By 1876 a public school was held in a local log house. Lovelady was incorporated in 1927.[3]

Geography

Lovelady is located at 31°7′42″N 95°26′42″W / 31.12833°N 95.445°W / 31.12833; -95.445 (31.128422, -95.445035)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.88% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 608 people, 240 households, and 175 families residing in the city. The population density was 543.9 people per square mile (209.6/km²). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 262.1/sq mi (101.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.95% White, 7.40% Black, 0.16% Native American, 1.15% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

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