Latexo is a city in Houston County, Texas, United States. The population was 331 at the 2010 census.
Location of Latexo, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°23′21″N 95°28′29″W|
Just after 1900 the Louisiana Texas Orchard Company purchased 3,000 acres (12 km2) surrounding the settlement and platted a town named Latexo, an acronym of the company's name. There have been five schools built over the years in the community and the city of Latexo.
The first Bethel school building was on a dirt road that ran parallel with the railroad tracks, about 500 feet south of the railroad crossing on the north end of the city of Latexo. This building was later occupied as the home of Cleveland Willis.
The second Bethel School built in the community was located on a street that went east from what was at that time the main road that ran south along the railroad tracks. This site in the 1960s and later years was known as the home site of the Stokes Reed family.
This building was later sold (c. 1930) to the Baptist Church and was used as such for many years.
The third site of the school was located about two houses east of the second site and was the location of what was referred to as the old Ed Burton home; but was the Bill McKinney home in 1961, later the Clifford Price home. The third school was moved in 1930 to the present day location.
Two new buildings have been built on the same school property, replacing the previous building.