Ayres (Ayers) was an early commercial town in Stephen F. Austin's colony and the Republic of Texas. Around 1835 David Ayres, a prominent early settler, founded the settlement, which he named for himself, two or three miles south of the present site of Long Point. The town was located in what is now northwest Washington County in a well-watered area near Sheppard and East Fork Mill creeks. It flourished briefly but disappeared with the growth of other population centers.
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