Myrtle

Myrtle, originally known as Myrtle Turf, was two miles south of Houston in what became the Pierce Junction oilfield in southern Harris County. A Myrtle Turf post office operated from 1839 to 1843. The community reported a population of 153 in 1940, when it was on the International and Great Northern line. By the 1980s only scattered dwellings remained at the townsite.

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

No

Place type

Myrtle is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Turf]
  • (Rose Hill)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.65023160
    Longitude
    -95.40466190

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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