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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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987).

Christopher Long

Citation

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 September 30, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.