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Hester, on the Chatfield road five miles northeast of Corsicana in extreme northeastern Navarro County, was settled in the early 1850s. A post office, named for Corsicana resident Tom Hester, opened there in 1890 but was discontinued in 1903. At its height around 1900 Hester had a cotton gin, a blacksmith shop, and a general store. In 1915 its population was reported at twenty-five. During the mid-1930s Hester had two stores and a number of houses. Its population in 1948 was estimated at fifty. By the mid-1960s, however, the community was no longer shown on highway maps, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered houses still remained in the area. In 2000 the population was thirty-five.

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Christopher Long | © 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.

Belongs to

Hester is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Hester is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (School Land)


Latitude: 32.18667900
Longitude: -96.43630500

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009