Refuge, TX (Houston County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: September 1, 1995

Refuge, a rural community thirteen miles northeast of Crockett on Farm Road 227 in north central Houston County, was probably established before 1900. In the mid-1930s the settlement had four stores, two churches, and a number of houses. After World War II many of the residents moved away, and by the mid-1960s only a cemetery, a sawmill, and a few widely scattered houses remained. In the early 1990s Refuge was a dispersed rural community. No population estimates were available. However, by 2000 the population was listed at twenty-seven.

Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Refuge, TX (Houston County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Houston County
  • Latitude: 31.50128980°
  • Longitude: -95.40105810°
Population Counts
People Year
20 2009