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BOOTH, TEXAS

Fort Bend County, Texas Gulf Coast

29° 31' 48" N, 95° 39' 0" W (29.53, -95.65)
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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History in a Pecan Shell

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.
Booth TX - Train and Depot
Booth Depot, May 11, 1911 photo
Courtesy Fort Bend Historical Museum
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Booth, TX postal info
Booth, TX 1958 postmark
Cover canceled with Booth, TX 1958 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX  Fort Bend County 1907 Postal Map
1907 postal map showing Richmond, Rosenberg, and
the Brazos River running through Fort Bend County
(From
Texas state map #2090)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Booth, Texas Nearby Towns/Cities:
Richmond | Rosenberg | Houston
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