Fauna, on U.S. Highway 90 at the southern end of Sheldon Reservoir, five miles northeast of Houston in east central Harris County, began as a station on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. A post office was established there in 1903 and was probably discontinued in the 1930s. By the 1960s the Beaumont Place subdivision had been developed west of the former townsite, of which only an abandoned railroad station and scattered dwellings remained.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Place type

Fauna is classified as a Town


Latitude: 29.84355800
Longitude: -95.18548810

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated