LILAC, TEXAS. Lilac, once known as Oak Point, is at the intersection of Farm roads 487 and 3061, in western Milam County ten miles north of Thorndale. A post office operated at Lilac from 1883 to 1905. In 1884 the community had a steam gristmill and cotton gin and 100 residents, and area farmers shipped cotton, hides, and grain. In 1903 Lilac had one school for thirty-two black students and two schools for ninety-seven white students. The Lilac schools were consolidated with the Sharp district in 1931. By the end of the 1930s the population of Lilac had fallen to forty. A church and two cemeteries marked the community on the 1988 county highway map.
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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, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Lilac, TX," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htl12.
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