North Star, TX

By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: April 27, 2005

North Star is a tiny rural community located at the junction of U.S. Highway 281 and Farm Road 1954 in northeastern Archer County about five miles southeast of Wichita Falls. Farmers settled the area by the 1890s and established North Star School in 1898. Area families included the Sturms, Krulls, Jentschs, Bradleys, and Claers. North Star was located in the heart of the Vogtsberger Oil Field in the 1930s. The school closed in 1943. During the late twentieth century the community was still shown on maps, but in 2000 North Star had only four residents.

Jack Loftin, Trails Through Archer (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1979).


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

Laurie E. Jasinski, “North Star, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 25, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 27, 2005