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HOT, TEXAS. Hot, nine miles north of San Augustine in southern Shelby County, had a post office from 1897 to 1908. Thomas J. Killen was postmaster there. An important focus of community life was the St. James Baptist Church, which also functioned as a school building. In 1899 the school served twenty-two black students. By 1938 the community's school had been consolidated with other schools in the area, and by 1984 Hot had ceased to exist as a named community.


Charles E. Tatum, Shelby County: In the East Texas Hills (Austin: Eakin, 1984).

Cecil Harper, Jr.


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

Cecil Harper, Jr., "HOT, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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