Eureka Mills, TX


By: Diana J. Kleiner

Type: General Entry

Published: January 1, 1995

Updated: February 3, 2017


Eureka Mills, on the western edge of Houston in central Harris County, had a cotton factory in 1872 with about seventy-five operatives. A post office, established there in 1872, was discontinued in 1879, but was still listed on postal route maps in 1888, when the community was a stop on the Houston and Texas Central Railway. By the 1980s the site served as a major trainyard for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas line.

Time Periods:
  • Reconstruction
  • Late Nineteenth-Century Texas
Places:
  • Communities
  • Houston
  • Upper Gulf Coast
  • East Texas

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January 1, 1995
February 3, 2017

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Place
Eureka Mills
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Harris County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.78428500°
  • Longitude: -95.43756700°
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until April 19, 2025
Adopted by:
The Notzon Family