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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.

Laurie E. Jasinski


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 (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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