Harbin

Harbin, on State Highway 847 four miles east of Dublin in southwest Erath County, was settled in the late 1860s and may have been named for an early settler who about 1886 gave land for a church. Before 1900 W. R. Jennings and B. E. Robbins operated a store and a gin there. Harbin gained rail service when the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad was constructed in the 1890s. A post office operated from 1900 to 1905. By 1947 the community had two stores, a school, a church, and eighty people. By 1980 the population had fallen to twenty-one. At that time the post office was still open. Through 2000 the population remained an estimated twenty-one.

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.

Belongs to

Harbin is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town or county of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Harbin is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Bishop)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.11680930
    Longitude
    -98.27337560

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Proud to call TX home?

Put your name on the town or county of your choice.


Search Places »

Harbin by the Numbers

This is some placeholder text that we should either remove or replace with a brief summary about this particular metric. For example, "We update population counts once per year..."

Pop. Year Source
21 2009 Local Officials