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LOCKETT, TEXAS (Marion County). Lockett was on a country road just west of U.S. Highway 59 and eight miles north of Jefferson in north central Marion County. It was probably named for Royal Francis Lockett, who owned a plantation on or near the site and had some fifty-five slaves in 1860. A post office was established at the community in January 1884, and by 1890 Lockett had thirty inhabitants and a general store run by J. N. Jackson. Lockett had Baptist and Methodist churches, a school, a blacksmith, a general store, and a flour mill and gin in 1896. Its post office closed in 1903, and by the 1930s the community consisted of a cemetery and a few dwellings scattered along the road. In 1961 all that remained of the Lockett community was a cemetery.

Lucille Blackburn Bullard, Marion County, Texas, 1860–1870 (Jefferson, Texas, 1965).
Mark Odintz

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Handbook of Texas Online, Mark Odintz, "Lockett, TX (Marion County)," accessed November 22, 2017,

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