Lolita is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, Texas, United States. The population was 555 at the 2010 census.
Location of Lolita, Texas
|Coordinates: 28°50′15″N 96°32′35″W|
The area around Lolita was first settled in the 1840s by Isaac N. Mitchell, who ran a plantation there. Lolita was established in 1909 and named for Lolita Reese, the granddaughter of a veteran of the Texas Revolution. The following year, a post office opened in Lolita, and the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway built a switch there. After World War II, five businesses operated in Lolita, and by 1969 the community had seven businesses.
Public education in the community of Lolita is provided by the Industrial Independent School District.
In the Vladimir Nabokov novel Ada, or Ardor, in a letter to Marina after his duel with Baron D'Onsky, Demon Veen tells her that he had gone to his aunt's ranch near Lolita, Texas. The notes on the text, written by Vivian Darkbloom (Nabokov's alter ego), state that "this town exists, or, rather, existed, for it has been renamed, I believe, after the appearance of the notorious novel," referring, of course, to Nabokov's own novel Lolita.