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HESTER, TEXAS

Navarro County, Central Texas North
About 5 Miles NE of Corsicana

Population: 00037 (2000)


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History in a Pecan Shell

Established in the early 1850s, there wasn’t too much going on until their post office opened. The town’s namesake was Tom Hester.

Hester seems to have peaked in 1900 when it supported a general store and blacksmith and not much else. It wasn’t until 1915 (after the post office was long discontinued) that Hester could boast of 25 residents.

Two stores were reported operating during the Great Depression but there were no estimates on population. After WWII, Hester hit a new high of 50 residents, but it wasn’t to last. It was dropped from most maps by the 1960s and houses in the area today are well scattered.
Navarro County  Hester, Texas Postmark info
Navarro County  Hester, Texas Postmark
Postcard cancelled with 1899 Hester postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Winkler County TX vintage map
Navarro County map showing Hester
Modification of Texas General Land Office 1920s map
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