Udston was off Farm Road 229 ten miles northwest of Crockett in western Houston County. It was established in the late 1880s and acquired a post office in 1887 with L. W. Baker as postmaster. At its height around 1890 the settlement comprised a general store, two cotton gins, and a number of houses. The post office was closed in 1894, and by the mid-1930s the town no longer appeared on highway maps.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Udston is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Udston is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Camel)
  • (Pine Branch)
  • (Telegraph Mills)


Latitude: 31.34583330
Longitude: -95.63583330

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated