A post office was established in 1893 after the population of the little community of Lakota exploded when George E. Bennett determined the clay deposits were excellent for brick making. He started the Acme Brick Company in 1890. Although the Lakota Indians were not in the Texas region,there were several locales named for them. The community was later renamed Bennett after the company founder. A spur of the T&P railroad was built by the plant to deliver bricks. The Acme Brick Company is the largest brick manufacturer in the US today.