DREKA, TEXAS. Dreka, on Farm Road 2427 sixteen miles southeast of Center in southeastern Shelby County, was founded about 1890. A post office was established there in 1894 with Martin Shofner as postmaster; it closed in 1907. In 1933 Dreka had one business and a population estimated at twenty-five, and in 1946 it had several houses, a gin, a store, and a church. By 1988 only the church and widely scattered houses remained in the area. Dreka was still listed as a community in 1990.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "Dreka, TX," accessed May 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrd39.
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