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Rector was a small rural community sixteen miles southeast of Denton in southeastern Denton County. It was likely established in the late nineteenth century and named for Nat H. Rector, who operated a cotton gin and general merchandise store there. A post office operated from 1891 through 1909. No population statistics were available for the community.

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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.

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Rector is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Rector is classified as a Town

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated