Timber was a station on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway eleven miles east of Conroe in eastern Montgomery County. The community was founded during a lumber boom. Although the GC&SF completed its Conroe-Cleveland branch line in 1889, Timber did not received a post office until 1902. By 1910 E. F. Walker was operating a general store in the community. The town appears to have fallen into decline before World War I. The post office was discontinued in 1912. In 1914 the Timber school was closed upon consolidation with the school in Security. The settlement seems to have remained on a rural mail route from Security for some years after the war. By the late 1930s only a few widely scattered farm dwellings remained in the vicinity of the old townsite.
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.
Charles Christopher Jackson | © Texas State Historical Association
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