Horton

Horton is at the junction of Farm roads 1186 and 1794, eleven miles northeast of Carthage in northeastern Panola County. It was established around 1885 and named for T. M. Horton, a prominent early settler who in 1886 donated land for a school. In 1905 the school became part of the county public school system. In 1903 J. T. Elliot and his wife M. J. donated land for a school for black students. During the mid-1930s Horton had two schools, two stores, a church, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II its schools were consolidated with those of Carthage. By the mid-1960s a store, a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses still remained in the area. In the early 1990s Horton was a dispersed rural community.

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

Horton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Crossroads)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.31099080
    Longitude
    -94.28741690

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
200 2009 Local Officials