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    HUBBARD, TEXAS

    Hill County, North Central Texas
    Highway 171 and Highway 31
    24 Miles SE of Hillsboro
    77 Miles SE of Fort Worth
    27 Miles SW of Corsicana
    30 Miles NE of Waco

    Population: 1,586 (2000)

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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Once known as Slap-out, Texas or McLainsboro, Texas, the town was established around 1860. It was renamed after former Governor Richard B. Hubbard around 1881 when the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad of Texas built a depot. The post office was granted, the first newspaper published and a bank (private) opened all in the year 1881. The town was later added to the route of the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad, making it a two-railroad town.

    In 1895 while drilling for drinking water, the city hit hoit mineral water - making the town a (minor) resort town. (See Dog Drinks Water - Saves Town by Mike Cox.) From its earliest reported population of 250 (1884), it had doubled by the early 1890s and was 2,700 by the mid-1920s.

    The Great Depression, WWII and the decline of water resorts took its toll on Hubbard. The population was only 1,772 by the early 1950s - increasing to 1,872 by the late 1980s and then declining to the current 1,586. Hubbard lost some downtown buildings to a 1973 tornado but still retains some picturesque residental streets and is worth a visit.
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  • Dog Drinks Water - Saves Town by Mike Cox
    Just about everyone has heard the expression “sick as a dog,” and most people have occasionally felt that way, but folks in the town of Hubbard once credited their economic heyday to a sick pooch.
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