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    NOVOHRAD, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Lavaca County, Central Texas South
    Farm Road 1295
    10 miles NE of Moulton
    4 miles W of Moravia
    N of Hallettsville

    Population: Dispersed


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    Lavaca County TX Grieve School
    Grieve School - The German School
    Courtesy Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Hallettsville, Texas

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Norman Woods, a survivor of the Dawson Massacre, received land here as a grant when Texas was still a Republic. Situated on the old La Bahía Road, a store and gin were built in 1880 and the town even had a nursery. Bohemian immigrants named the community after a town in the old country and the town received a post office in 1894 (closed in 1905). Cotton was the basis of the community's economy.

    During the early years, the town had separate schools teaching in both Czech and German. The German school merged with the school at Praha and many years later the Novohrad school merged with Moulton schools. The population in 1950 was a mere 25 people. After WWII businesses either closed or moved to Moulton.


    Remembering Novohrad's old Grieve School
    by Murray Montgomery

    "The following article appeared in a 1933 issue of the Lavaca County Tribune and gives some interesting information about the Grieve School at that time... The story below has not been edited and is featured as when first published.... more"

    Novohrad TX -  Novohrad School
    "The [Novohrad School] eventually consolidated with the Moulton school district sometime during the 1950s..."
    Courtesy Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Hallettsville, Texas
    Novohrad, TX - Lone Star Brass Band
    Novohrad's Lone Star Brass Band
    Vintage photo courtesy Fayette County Heritage Museum & Archives
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    Lavaca County Texas 1907 Postal map
    1907 Lavaca County Postal map showing Novohrad
    (Above "LA" in "LAVACA". Near Fayette/Lavaca County line)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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