Hawthorne

Hawthorne, on Farm Road 2778 some sixteen miles southeast of Huntsville in Walker County, was named for the hawthorn bushes that flourished in the area. The community was served by a post office from 1902 to 1919; J. L. Gustine was postmaster in 1914. By 1911 Hawthorne had a school with classes through the seventh grade, and in 1914 the town had a population estimated at twenty-five and a general store, drugstore, and gin. In 1929 the Hawthorne school and two other area schools consolidated with those of nearby New Waverly. Around 1936 Hawthorne had a lodge, a community school, a seasonal industry, two gravel pits, two churches, and numerous dwellings. By the 1940s the community comprised two businesses and a school. A cluster of churches served the surrounding rural area in 1990.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Hawthorne is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Wilbourn)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.53464520
    Longitude
    -95.39521920

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
100 2009 Local Officials