Brunswick

Brunswick, sixteen miles southeast of Rusk in southern Cherokee County, was established in 1903 by the Cherokee Orchard Company and the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, which developed a demonstration farm there for the scientific cultivation of orchard and garden plants. The farm was supervised by Edward Body, who named the new community after his native town in Canada. A Presbyterian church was built at Brunswick, but no school. Unfortunately, the location proved to be in a "frost pocket," where fruit buds were often nipped. In 1931 the St. Louis Southwestern abandoned the farm, the depot, and the packing plants. One store and a population of forty-five were reported in 1940. In the early 1990s Brunswick was a dispersed rural community with an estimated fifty residents. The town no longer appeared on maps 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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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Brunswick is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.58184460
    Longitude
    -95.06188280

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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