Barnes Switch, TX


By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Barnes Switch, also known as Barnes, is at the junction of State Highway 19 and Farm Road 1893, in western Trinity County. The settlement grew up near a switch on the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railway in the early 1920s and was named for Dr. S. E. Barnes, a prominent physician. In the mid-1930s there were several stores in the area. In the early 1990s a single store remained, and the community reported a population of fifteen.

Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley, eds., Trinity County Beginnings (Groveton, Texas: Trinity County Book Committee, 1986).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Barnes Switch, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/barnes-switch-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Barnes
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Trinity County
Associated Names

-Switch

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.99896700°
  • Longitude: -95.42330400°