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NESBITT, TEXAS

Harrison County, East Texas
State Highway 154
7 Miles NW of Marshall
9 Miles NE of Hallsville
SW of Jefferson
NE of Longville
Population: 0302 (2000)

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Nesbitt TX - Nesbitt Baptist Church
Nesbitt Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

It is assumed that the Nesbitt family is the source of the name. The Nesbitts settled here in the early 1850s. The oldest grave in the cemetery is dated 1851.

Little is known of the community’s size or what transpired here prior to 1930 when it was already deemed a “dispersed community.” At that time a store remained along with two churches and two schools.

Oddly enough, the town grew in the last half of the 1960s, reporting 60 residents in 1972 and growing to 270 for the 1980 census. It seems to have peaked in 1990 with 327 residents, but it has since declined to 302.

Photographer’s Note:
“Outside of the Baptist Church and the Oak Haven Nursing home there are only scattered residences and farm buildings.” - Gerald Massey
Nesbitt Texas city limit
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2010
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