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KNOBBS SPRINGS, TEXAS

Lee County, Central Texas South
Just S of FM 696
12 miles W of Lexington
6 miles E of Elgin
36 miles E of Austin

Population: Dispersed

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Knobbs Springs School, Texas
The former Knobbs Springs school is now in use as a community center.
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Named for three small hills, the area has been known as Knobbs, The Knobbs, Yegua Knobbs or Gleam. It was first settled in the 1860s and Wendish families arrived in the 1880s. The town's prosperity peaked in the 1880s and 90s. In 1889 a post office opened under the name Gleam (no explanation available) and continued operating until 1906.

The community school showed an enrollment of 69 students for the 1905-06 year. It was eventually consolidated with the Lexington ISD in 1950, although the 1919 schoolhouse still stands and is in use as a community center.

As of this writing The Knobbs Springs community consists of the church, cemetery and the former school shown above.
Knobbs Springs Cemetery
Tombstones in the Knobbs Springs Cemetery
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