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HIGHBANK, TEXAS

Falls County, North Central Texas
FM 413
10 Miles S of Marlin

Population: 126 (est since 1970)

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Highbank, Texas old gas station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005
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History in a Pecan Shell:

It could be safely assumed that the name derived from a high bank of the nearby Brazos River. Settled in the 1880s, the town picked up speed in 1901 with the arrival of the Calvert, Waco and Brazos Valley Railroad.

Highbank's post office opened the following year and according to local legend - the town had several hundred citizens and 15-20 businesses - several of them saloons that closed during prohibition. The town's business district burned in the mid 1930s and many of those affected rebuilt - but unfortunately they didn't rebuild in Highbank.

Highbank's school merged with the Marlin
ISD in the late 1950s and the post office closed it's doors in the early 70s. The store that housed the post office closed its door a short time later.

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