Refuge

Refuge, a rural community thirteen miles northeast of Crockett on Farm Road 227 in north central Houston County, was probably established before 1900. In the mid-1930s the settlement had four stores, two churches, and a number of houses. After World War II many of the residents moved away, and by the mid-1960s only a cemetery, a sawmill, and a few widely scattered houses remained. In the early 1990s Refuge was a dispersed rural community. No population estimates were available. However, by 2000 the population was listed at twenty-seven.

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

Refuge is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.50128980
    Longitude
    -95.40105810

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Refuge by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
20 2009 Local Officials