Myrtle, TX


By: Diana J. Kleiner

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 9, 2017


Myrtle, originally known as Myrtle Turf, was two miles south of Houston in what became the Pierce Junction oilfield in southern Harris County. A Myrtle Turf post office operated from 1839 to 1843. The community reported a population of 153 in 1940, when it was on the International and Great Northern line. By the 1980s only scattered dwellings remained at the townsite.

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  • Upper Gulf Coast
  • East Texas

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1952
June 9, 2017

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Place
Myrtle
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378725
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Harris County
Associated Names

-Turf

Rose Hill

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.65023160°
  • Longitude: -95.40466190°