Hurstown

Hurstown is a rural community located near the junction of State Highway 87 and Farm Road 139 about twelve miles southeast of Center in southeastern Shelby County. Named for a Shelby County family, the settlement may have started in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Hurstown, located in the Sabine National Forest, had a school and cemetery by the 1920s. County highway maps in the 1960s showed a business and the cemetery. No population estimates were available in 2000.

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

Hurstown is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Hurst]
  • (Cora)
  • (Halbert)
  • (Jakin)
  • (Mount Olive)
  • (Rather)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.69711950
    Longitude
    -94.02908180

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Hurstown by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
20 2009 Local Officials