Hillcrest, TX


By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: January 1, 1995


Hillcrest is on State Highway 71 five miles northwest of Columbus in northwestern Colorado County. According to some sources, it was named for the low hill in its vicinity. Hillcrest had three businesses, a church, two schools, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings in 1940. In 1970 the community was the site of a gas station, a store, a motel, and a few residences. Between 1988 and 2000 the population of Hillcrest was estimated at twenty-five.

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

Mark Odintz, “Hillcrest, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hillcrest-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
January 1, 1995

Place
Hillcrest
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378454
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Colorado County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.74884360°
  • Longitude: -96.60108400°
Population Counts
People Year
25 2009