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HAZEL DELL, TEXAS (Lamar County). Hazel Dell (Hazeldell) was a school community 5½ miles south of Biardstown in extreme southern Lamar County. The area was settled by at least 1896, when a Hazel Dell school reported twenty-three students and one teacher. The 1936 county highway map shows the school, a cemetery, a business, and a cluster of dwellings along the highway and several dirt roads. By 1957 the Delmar Independent School District had absorbed the Hazel Dell system, and within seven years the cemetery was all that was left of the community. The Hazel Dell cemetery was still shown on the 1983 county highway map.


Thomas S. Justiss, An Administrative Survey of the Schools of Lamar County with a Plan for Their Reorganization (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1937).

Vista K. McCroskey


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Vista K. McCroskey, "HAZEL DELL, TX (LAMAR COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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