Brownsboro, Texas

Brownsboro, Texas

Brownsboro Highschool in Brownsboro, a city located in northeastern Henderson County. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Brownsboro is at the intersection of Farm roads 607 and 314 and State Highway 31, seventeen miles northeast of Athens in northeast Henderson County. It was settled in 1849 by John (Red) Brown, who operated a toll bridge across Kickapoo Creek on the road to Jordan's Saline and Tyler. Several Norwegians immigrated to the area between 1849 and 1857. By 1860 Henry Cade had erected a sawmill and a cotton gin. With the construction of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway through the county in 1880, the town moved to the railroad. In 1885 Brownsboro had six general stores and a population of 100. It had four churches, a hotel, a grocer, a saloon, and a blacksmith in 1892, when a post office was opened. The population was 500 in 1914. State highway maps of 1936 showed two schools, a church, several buildings, and scattered dwellings at the townsite. In 1989 the population was 710. In 1990 it was 545. The population grew to 796 in 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
1,212 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,259 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,039 2010 United States Census Bureau
796 2000 United States Census Bureau
545 1990 United States Census Bureau