sidebar menu icon


NORFOLK, TEXAS. Norfolk was ten miles north of Carlisle, east of Overton, and south of Sexton City in northwestern Rusk County. Its site is now marked by a railroad marker embedded in the Missouri Pacific spur to Henderson. The Norfolk post office opened in 1892 with Ida Eaton as postmaster. The office was discontinued in 1903, when mail was sent to Overton. Norfolk reported a population of twenty during the 1930s and 1940s, when it also had one business. After 1948 no further population statistics were available.

Kilgore News Herald, July 16, 1972.
Megan Biesele

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, Megan Biesele, "Norfolk, TX," accessed December 18, 2017,

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!