Button Prairie was located about 7-miles southeast of Milano in eastern Milam County, was supposedly named for the buttonlike acorns produced by oak trees in the region.
A church and a few scattered houses appeared on county highway maps of the area in 1941. There was no evidence of the community in 1988.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956); Milam County Heritage Preservation Soc., Matchless Milam: History of Milam County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984); Handbook of Texas On-Line
Created on 15 Feb 2001 and last revised on 4 March 2003.