Cut, a farming community on State Highway 19 six miles south of Crockett in south central Houston County, was established in 1872 as a watering stop on the Houston and Great Northern Railroad. The settlement was originally known as Paso or Paso Switch, but its name was changed to Cut around 1900. A Cut post office operated from 1903 to 1918. At its height around 1914 the settlement had a sawmill, two general stores, and an estimated population of fifty. The community began to decline during the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s only a store and a few houses remained. After World War II most of its residents moved away. By the early 1990s Cut was abandoned.

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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