BUCKHORN, TX (NEWTON COUNTY)
BUCKHORN, TEXAS (Newton County). Buckhorn was a tiny crossroads community located near the junction of U.S. Highway 190 and Farm Road 2626 about seven miles southeast of Newton in east central Newton County. The settlement began about the 1920s and centered on a store, situated at the crossroads, that served area farmers. The mercantile had a distinctive front with deer horns mounted on the exterior, thereby inspiring the name of Buckhorn. Resident Sim Davis owned the store in the 1930s. Sam Hughes was later the proprietor. The establishment closed in the late 1940s. By the end of the twentieth century there were a few homes in the area, as scattered development replaced most farms. The store building sat abandoned. No population estimates were available.
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