Martha, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995


Martha is on State Highway 321, three miles north of Dayton and forty-two miles northeast of Houston in western Liberty County. The locale was established as a shipping point on the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway shortly after the completion of that line to Houston in 1908. Although Martha saw only limited residential development, it did prove to be rich in oil deposits, with the Martha and South Martha oilfields being discovered in 1949 and 1958, respectively.

Miriam Partlow, Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District (Austin: Pemberton, 1974).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Wooster, “Martha, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/martha-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
February 1, 1995

Place
Martha
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378645
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Liberty County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.08688200°
  • Longitude: -94.91825940°