Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


SEABUR, TEXAS. Seabur was two miles east of Chester in northwestern Tyler County on the route of the Trinity and Sabine Railway, a line chartered in 1881 by local lumber interests. The line was purchased in 1882 by the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad (the Katy) and became known as the "Orphan Katy" because it was never connected to its mother line. Seabur was served by a Colmesneil postal route.


S. G. Reed, A History of the Texas Railroads (Houston: St. Clair, 1941; rpt., New York: Arno, 1981).

Megan Biesele


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

Megan Biesele, "SEABUR, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!