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Eureka Mills, TX

Diana J. Kleiner General

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

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