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STAIRTOWN, TEXAS

Caldwell County, Central Texas S
Highway 80 and FM 671
6 miles N of Luling
NE of Seguin
20 miles SE of San Marcos

Population: 35 (estimated since 1960)

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Stairtown, Texas
Most of Stairtown
TE photo, August 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

Named after local landowner Oscar F. Stair. The town came into being in the 1920s - just after the discovery of Edgar Davis' Luling oilfield. The proximity to Luling dictated that Stairtown would never thrive - and after the derricks were built there was little need of a work force. The workers left behind a few houses and fewer businesses to cater to some 20 people. The town did appear on maps in the 1940s but has since been removed. Thirty-five has been the estimate since the 1960s.

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Stairtown, Texas Forum

Dear TE, This is Fred Stair. I was amazed to see anything on the web about Stairtown, Texas.

The town was founded by my grandfather Oscar F. Stair, born in 1867. The family still owns a part of the townsite (mostly populated by Mesquite trees). Grandfather came from Bristol, Tennessee to Prairie Lea, Texas via Alabama. When he was a boy he moved to Luling and founded Stairs Store. It was a dry goods/ grocery / hardware store and operated into the late 1960s, managed by my Uncle Neal Stair. I currently reside in faaaaar West Texas. - Fred Stair, Fort Davis, March 06, 2009
 
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