City of Teague, Freestone County, Texas

City of Teague, Freestone County, Texas

Downton view of the City of Teague, in Freestone County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Teague is at the junction of U.S. Highway 84, State Highway 179, and Farm roads 80 and 145, nine miles southwest of Fairfield in western Freestone County. The area was first settled around the time of the Civil War. During the latter half of the nineteenth century a small community known as Brewer, grew up at the site. When the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway was built through the county in 1906, it located its machine and car shops at the site. The town of Brewer was renamed Teague by railroad magnate Benjamin Franklin Yoakum in honor of his mother Narcissus Teague and her parents James and Jane Fowler Teague, who were early pioneers in Freestone County. The town incorporated in 1906. The community served as a shipping center for area cotton farmers and grew rapidly. By 1914 it had Baptist, Catholic, Disciples of Christ, Methodist, Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches, as well as public schools, waterworks, an electric light plant, an ice plant, three banks, two cotton gins, a cottonseed oil mill, a cotton compress, the Teague Daily News, two weekly newspapers, and a population of 3,300. Teague continued to prosper during the 1920s.

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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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
3,588 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,560 2010 Texas Demographic Center
4,557 2000 Texas Demographic Center
3,268 1990 Texas Demographic Center
3,390 1980 Texas Demographic Center
2,867 1970 Texas Demographic Center
2,728 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,925 1950 Texas Demographic Center
3,157 1940 Texas Demographic Center
3,509 1930 Texas Demographic Center
3,306 1920 Texas Demographic Center
3,288 1910 Texas Demographic Center