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HORTON, TEXAS (Jasper County). Horton, also known as Horton Switch, is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway eighty miles north of Beaumont in north central Jasper County. A railroad loading switch for logs cut in the vicinity was established there after the Gulf, Beaumont and Great Northern Railway built through northern Jasper County from 1901 to 1903. The switch was presumably named for F. D. Horton, conductor and general construction foreman for the railroad. The Horton siding, a variety of scattered buildings and gravel pits, and the Horton lookout tower, three miles to the south, marked the area in the mid-1980s.

Robert Wooster


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

Robert Wooster, "HORTON, TX (JASPER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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