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Huron is on Farm Road 933 fifteen miles northwest of Hillsboro in northwestern Hill County. The site was settled sometime after the Civil War, when Huron Gist arrived and established a general store for area farmers. Soon thereafter, a stone gristmill was added and later a church and a three-room schoolhouse. When residents applied for a post office branch, they submitted the name Huron in honor of Gist. The post office operated at Huron from 1897 to 1904. In 1918 the old Huron schoolhouse burned and was replaced by a more modern building. There are few reliable population statistics available for the community, but apparently its population never exceeded fifty. By the late 1960s Huron had two churches and about a dozen scattered dwellings. A school and a business were still in the area in the early 1980s.

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David Minor | © 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

Huron is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Huron is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Gist)
  • (Neal)


Latitude: 32.03987570
Longitude: -97.36001420

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated