HURSTOWN, TEXAS. Hurstown is a rural community located near the junction of State Highway 87 and Farm Road 139 about twelve miles southeast of Center in southeastern Shelby County. Named for a Shelby County family, the settlement may have started in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Hurstown, located in the Sabine National Forest, had a school and cemetery by the 1920s. County highway maps in the 1960s showed a business and the cemetery. No population estimates were available in 2000.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Laurie E. Jasinski, "HURSTOWN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrhaa), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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