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 Texas : Towns A-Z / Gulf Coast : Booth

BOOTH, TEXAS

Fort Bend County, Texas Gulf Coast
FM 2759
8 Miles SE of Richmond
Population: 60 (1990 est)

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Booth TX Store
Photo courtesy Fort Bend Historical Museum
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Once part of the Stephen F. Austin Colony, the community didn’t develop until the 1890s when Fort Bend County landowner Freeman Irby Booth arrived, and opened a store. Booth also opened a lumberyard, cotton gin and syrup mill.

A post office opened in 1894 when the population was estimated at 150. It doubled by 1914 and the town received telephone service as well as a bank.

From 1925 through the Great Depression and WWII. Booth’s population remained steady at 100 residents. By the late 1940s it had fallen to a mere 40 residents and has remained under 100. The 1990 census reported 60 citizens.
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