Montague County, North
Farm to Market Roads 455, 1655, 922, and 677 come together.
15 Miles SE of
23 Miles E of Bowie
Miles NW of Denton
Population: 000050 (2000)
in a Pecan Shell
in the early 1850s by ranchers, the community didnít form until it was safe from
Horn Hill school (the countyís first) came into being in the late 1850s
but a nearby grove of trees convinced locals to change the name to Forest Hill.
This name had to be changed when an application for a post office was filed since
there was an existing Fortest Hill. Under the modified name of Forestburg, the
community was granted a post office in the Centennial year of 1876.
By 1885 the population was a respectable 200 with most essential business present,
including sawmills and cotton gins. The population increased to nearly 400 by
1900 but had declined by about half in the 1920s. By the mid 1950s the community
was down to 100. It swelled to 200 from the 1970s through the 1990s but the 2000
census reported a mere 50.
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Photo courtesy Mike
Price, October 2007
County 1907 Postal Map showing Forestburg
"UE" in "MONTAGUE")
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