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Poe Prairie, Texas

Poe Prairie, located southwest of Weatherford, is south of US 80/I-20 off of FM 113 in southwestern Parker County.

History

The Poe Prairie community, made up largely of farm families, was named for early settler James William Poe (1853-1934), a Baptist minister who had moved here with his family in the mid-1870s. A cemetery was begun in 1879 with the death of one-year-old Johnie McCasland. Land for a cemetery, school, and church was later given to the community by the McCasland family. The school, begun in the mid-1880s, was merged with the Millsap School District in 1928. The cemetery stands as a physical reminder of the Poe Prairie Community. - Historical Marker Text.  Marker erected 1988. Location: From Weatherford, take US 80/I-20, 13 miles west, take FM 113, 7 miles south to Poe Prairie Road, cemetery and marker are one block south of FM 113.

Location

32° 42' 37.2384" N, 98° 0' 22.7664" W