sidebar menu icon


SUTTON, TEXAS. Sutton was at the intersection of Farm Road 2549 and U.S. Highway 190, five miles south of Hearne on the Texas and New Orleans line in southwestern Robertson County. It was probably named for nearby Sutton Creek. A post office operated there from 1874 until 1911, when mail was received from Benchley. In 1884 Sutton had a population of fifty, several gin and grist mills, and a general store. After its population dropped to twenty-five by 1892, Sutton lost its only store. In 1900 it had a school with one teacher and twenty students. There were a few scattered dwellings in the vicinity in 1942, and in 1988 the site was still identified as Sutton on maps.

Richard Allen Burns

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, Richard Allen Burns, "Sutton, TX," accessed November 19, 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!