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.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Myrtle is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Myrtle is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Turf]
  • (Rose Hill)


Latitude: 29.65023160
Longitude: -95.40466190

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated