- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
MARTHA, TEXAS. Martha is on State Highway 321, three miles north of Dayton and forty-two miles northeast of Houston in western Liberty County. The locale was established as a shipping point on the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway shortly after the completion of that line to Houston in 1908. Although Martha saw only limited residential development, it did prove to be rich in oil deposits, with the Martha and South Martha oilfields being discovered in 1949 and 1958, respectively.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Miriam Partlow, Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District (Austin: Pemberton, 1974).
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: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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, Robert Wooster, "MARTHA, TX," accessed November 16, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvm39.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.