TexasEscapes.com  
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
TEXAS TOWNS
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine

THICKET, TEXAS

Hardin County, East Texas
14 Miles NW of Kountze
Population: 306 (estimate since 1972)

Book Hotel Here > Kountze Hotels
History in a Pecan Shell

The town began as a flag stop on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad in 1901. The original sawmill that made the town necessary operated from 1904 through 1917 when the community was entirely “dismantled” as the company moved to uncut stands of timber. A post office opened in 1906 and two smaller mills worked what was left in the early 20s.

The post office moved and the population was only estimated at 40 people prior to WWII. It rose to 306 in 1972 and that estimate continues to be used (2000).
Hardin County TX 1940s Map
Hardin County TX 1940s Map showing Thicket, W of Kountze
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Thicket, Texas
Area Towns:

Kountze
See East Texas
Book Hotel Here:
Kountze Hotels
More Texas Towns & Hotels:
Texas Towns
Texas Ghost Towns
Texas
Texas Hotels

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

Custom Search
TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS FEATURES
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes. All Rights Reserved