REFUGE, TX (HOUSTON COUNTY)
REFUGE, TEXAS (Houston County). Refuge, a rural community thirteen miles northeast of Crockett on Farm Road 227 in north central Houston County, was probably established before 1900. In the mid-1930s the settlement had four stores, two churches, and a number of houses. After World War II many of the residents moved away, and by the mid-1960s only a cemetery, a sawmill, and a few widely scattered houses remained. In the early 1990s Refuge was a dispersed rural community. No population estimates were available. However, by 2000 the population was listed at twenty-seven.
Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "REFUGE, TX (HOUSTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrrqk), accessed June 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.