Terry is at the junction of the Southern Pacific Railroad and Farm Road 1135, eleven miles east of Beaumont in central Orange County. Terry was one of the earliest stops in Orange County on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and was probably named after J. T. Terry, trustee of the line in 1871. The town plat was originally filed in 1876, and a post office was secured the following year. George W. Polk, assistant land commissioner for the Southern Pacific Company, filed a revised plat in 1887. Another post office, named Pearl, was established in 1884 but renamed Terry Station in 1887. By 1889 the latter office had been closed, leaving only the main Terry post office.

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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