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Normangee, Texas
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"The Deerest Place in Texas"
Location of Normangee, Texas
Location of Normangee, Texas
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Coordinates: 31°1′45″N 96°7′4″W / 31.02917°N 96.11778°W / 31.02917; -96.11778Coordinates: 31°1′45″N 96°7′4″W / 31.02917°N 96.11778°W / 31.02917; -96.11778
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Leon, Madison
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
377 ft (115 m)
 • Total 685
 • Estimate 
 • Density 632.62/sq mi (244.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-51840
GNIS feature ID 1381022

Normangee is a town in Leon and Madison counties in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population is 586 as of 2019.


The railroads were pushing the frontier westward and the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway (T&BV) and the Houston and Texas Central Railway (H&TC) were built between Houston and Dallas in 1904-1905 but the passed through Robert Rogers' land about two miles west of Rogers Prairie. So on January 26, 1907, S.B. Phillips filed for record a plat of the new town, Normangee, located in the southwest corner of the Robert Rogers land grant at the junction of the Old San Antonio Road and the two new railroads. When the H&TC was being built through this region, railroad officials placed a town every 8 miles. A small community known as Rogers Prairie, existed two miles east of where the railroad line was built. Norman G. Kittrell was the county judge of Leon County at the time. The railroad named the new town after Judge Kittrell. Since there was already a Norman, Oklahoma, the town renamed itself Normangee.


Normangee is located at 31°1′45″N 96°7′4″W / 31.02917°N 96.11778°W / 31.02917; -96.11778 (31.029054, -96.117712).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land. Normangee is incorporated in Leon County, where most of it lies; only a small part extends into Madison County.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 662
1930 869 31.3%
1940 535 −38.4%
1950 657 22.8%
1960 718 9.3%
1970 657 −8.5%
1980 636 −3.2%
1990 689 8.3%
2000 719 4.4%
2010 685 −4.7%
2019 (est.) 706 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 719 people, 277 households, and 185 families were residing in the town. The population density was 648.0 people per square mile (250.1/km2). The 358 housing units averaged 322.6 per mi2 (124.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 73.71% White, 20.45% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 3.48% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.07% of the population.

Of the 277 households, 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were not families. About 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60, and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town, the age distribution was 30.7% under 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,594, and for a family was $34,444. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,336. About 16.1% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.


The local economy consists of over 100 small businesses, including banking, groceries and staple goods, antique and thrift stores, health care, and agricultural suppliers.


The Town of Normangee is served by the Normangee Independent School District and is home to the Normangee High School Panthers.

Notable people

  • William Womack Heath, US ambassador to Sweden
  • Joseph Jones, former Texas A&M and now professional basketball player
  • Lester Roloff, Independent Baptist clergyman from Corpus Christi; died in a private plane crash near Normangee in 1982
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