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LAWRENCE KEY, TEXAS. Lawrence Key (Lawrence-Key) is near Farm Road 1736 two miles east of State Highway 6 and six miles northeast of Hempstead in northern Waller County. It probably began before 1891, when J. M. and Mamie Key gave land for a church. Lawrence Key Methodist Church was still in operation in 1990. A school was started by 1905, when fifty-one black children attended a one-room facility. The school disappeared before the 1930s, but a cemetery north of the community and a few homes were still in the area in 1990. Rolling Hills Colony, a housing development two miles east of Lawrence Key, opened in 1965 and had thirty-three new homes by 1973.


Waller County Historical Survey Committee, A History of Waller County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1973).

Paul M. Lucko


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

Paul M. Lucko, "LAWRENCE KEY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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