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Welcome to Prairie Grove ...

Prairie Grove is located

Prairie Grove is located in Limestone County<1>.


The location of Prairie Grove has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Prairie Grove, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1878.

A typical abbreviation for Prairie Grove: Prairie Grv.

Prairie Grove is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Prairie Grove lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Prairie Grove is within the (254) area code.

Communities Also Named Prairie Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Prairie Grove: This one is located in Limestone County and the other is located in Angelina County.

Beyond Texas, there are 8 communities that are also named Prairie Grove - they are located in Arkansas (2), Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas and Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Prairie Grove.

Communities near Prairie Grove ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Prairie Grove.

  • Mexia
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexia
    • Mexia is located in Limestone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,287 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexia <4>
  • Groesbeck
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Teague
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teague
    • Teague is located in Freestone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,526 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teague <4>
  • Fairfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Wortham
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wortham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wortham
    • Wortham is located in Freestone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wortham <4>
  • Coolidge
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolidge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolidge
    • Coolidge is located in Limestone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 950 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolidge <4>
  • Thornton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Tehuacana
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Kirvin
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Lost Prairie
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Prairie
    • Lost Prairie is located in Limestone County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prairie Grove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prairie Grove.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prairie Grove. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Prairie Grove.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie Grove. See our Newspapers Page for Prairie Grove.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prairie Grove ...

Looking for more information about Prairie Grove? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Prairie Grove, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Prairie Grove.

Adding Prairie Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Prairie Grove in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Prairie Grove was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Prairie Grove post office opened in 1878.

We also found Prairie Grove in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Prairie Grove.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prairie Grove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Limestone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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