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HOWE, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas

Highways 75 and 5 and FM 902
10 Miles S of Sherman
N of Dallas
Population: 2,543 (2010) 2,400 (2000)

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Howe TX Downtown
Downtown Howe
Photo courtesy Monte Walker, Howetexas.org, July 2015
History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the 1830s, the land was originally part of the Peterís Colony. In 1873 the Houston and Texas Central Railroad arrived when the community was known as Summit. The town received a post office that same year.

Settler Jabes Haning donated land for a depot and in 1876 the town was renamed for a railroad employee. Eight years later the town incorporated.

The population reached 450 by 1890 and 521 by 1904. The town had all essential businesses including several hotels and newspapers. By 1914 the town was a stop on Interurban service between Denison and Dallas.

From 680 residents in the early 1960s, Howe reached 2,100 for the 1990 census and over 2,400 for 2000.
Howe TX Downtown
Downtown Howe
Photo courtesy Monte Walker, Howetexas.org, August 2014

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