Horton, TX (Jasper County)


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995


Horton, also known as Horton Switch, is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway eighty miles north of Beaumont in north central Jasper County. A railroad loading switch for logs cut in the vicinity was established there after the Gulf, Beaumont and Great Northern Railway built through northern Jasper County from 1901 to 1903. The switch was presumably named for F. D. Horton, conductor and general construction foreman for the railroad. The Horton siding, a variety of scattered buildings and gravel pits, and the Horton lookout tower, three miles to the south, marked the area in the mid-1980s.

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

Robert Wooster, “Horton, TX (Jasper County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/horton-tx-jasper-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
February 1, 1995

Place
Horton
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379960
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jasper County
Associated Names

-Switch

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.07047260°
  • Longitude: -93.96296470°