Hallsburg is on Farm Road 3222 eleven miles east-southeast of Waco in eastern McLennan County. It was named in honor of W. E. Hall, a doctor with a practice in Waco, who in the 1880s purchased more than 2,000 acres of land west of Mart, where he built a home, a gin, and a blacksmith shop and donated land for a townsite. The International-Great Northern Railroad built through Hallsburg in 1902, when it laid the section of track between Marlin and Waco. A post office was established in May of that year but was discontinued in 1905 and replaced by rural delivery from Waco. The population of Hallsburg was reported at thirty in 1910 and at thirty-five in the 1930s and 1940s. A school and several residences marked the community on county highway maps in the late 1940s.
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