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HARRIS VALLEY, TEXAS. Harris Valley, originally known as Bolton Switch, was 2½ miles northwest of Los Angeles on the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad in north central La Salle County. The community was named for a Harris family who owned land in the area. Harris Valley was probably founded about 1917, when it was granted a post office. At the height of its development, probably in the 1920s, the community included a number of small dwellings and a railroad depot, cotton gin, and food store. Its post office closed in 1925, but Harris Valley was shown on county maps as late as 1948.


Annette Martin Ludeman, La Salle: La Salle County (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975).

John Leffler


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

John Leffler, "HARRIS VALLEY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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