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DRYBURG, TEXAS. Dryburg was just across the road from Harrisburg to the east and 8½ miles northeast of Jasper in northeastern Jasper County. The Dryburg post office operated from 1912 to 1938 and served Harrisburg, as well as scattered rural inhabitants of northeast Jasper and northwest Newton counties. Dryburg was named by early settlers for the voting proclivities of its residents (who voted dry) and for its relative lack of rainfall. The 1971 county highway map showed no buildings at the site.


Fred I. Massengill, Texas Towns: Origin of Name and Location of Each of the 2,148 Post Offices in Texas (Terrell, Texas, 1936).

Robert Wooster


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

Robert Wooster, "DRYBURG, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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