Harrisburg, TX (Jasper County)


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Harrisburg is on Farm Road 1738 and the Newton county line, ten miles northeast of Jasper in a heavily forested area of northeastern Jasper County. In 1909 it acquired a third-class county road to Horton, known as the Old Lumber Road. The improved transportation allowed local citizens greater access to the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway. A post office, called Dryburg, served the community from 1912 until the late 1930s. Scattered buildings were marked at the site in 1984.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Wooster, “Harrisburg, TX (Jasper County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/harrisburg-tx-jasper-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

Place
Harrisburg
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379900
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jasper County
Associated Names

Dryburg

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.01186350°
  • Longitude: -93.88990600°