Sebree

Sebree was in southern Jack County. Settlement of the area probably occurred in the middle to late 1880s. Development of the community was stimulated by the arrival of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. A post office was established in 1899. By 1910 Sebree had become a community center for area farmers and ranchers. Three general stores, a cotton gin, a grocery store, and a dry goods store served an estimated 200 residents in 1914. Soil erosion reduced the productivity of the land surrounding the community, however, and residents left Sebree for Jacksboro, the county seat, fourteen miles to the north, and for Bryson, where oil had been discovered in the 1920s. The post office was closed in 1915, and by the mid-1940s Sebree no longer existed.

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

Sebree is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • ([New] Vineyard)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.16789390
    Longitude
    -97.96642800

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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