Harmaston was founded on the David Harris league on a site now at the northwestern edge of Lake Houston in northeastern Harris County. The community developed around the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway, which shipped timber. Lumbermen of firms including the Texas Longleaf Company lived at a boardinghouse near the railroad. Children attended school at Humble. By the 1980s only an abandoned railroad station remained.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Harmaston is classified as a Town


Latitude: 29.97772010
Longitude: -95.15909750

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated