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HAMSHIRE, TEXAS

Jefferson County, Gulf Coast / East Texas
Highway 124
20 miles SW of Beaumont
Population 1907 (2000) 350 (1990)

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Hamshire, Texas History

"... It was probably named for Lovan Hamshire, an area land developer active as early as the 1870s. Hamshire was on the Gulf and Interstate Railway and secured a post office in 1897...." - From Handbook of Texas Online
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/HH/hlh19.html

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