Dale, Texas facts for kids
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|Elevation||522 ft (159 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||512 & 737|
|GNIS feature ID||1333879|
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad arrived in 1880 and the town's post office was granted that same year. Within five years, Dale had a population of 75. The town had three stores, a gristmill and cotton gin. By 1914 Dale had a population of 250 and 15 businesses but this declined to 200 throughout the Great Depression. Dale reached its population zenith in 1947 with 275 residents.
In 1905, Dale had a school with 112 students and two teachers. In the 1936 county highway map, it had two schools. Today the community is served by the Lockhart Independent School District.
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