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RYE, TEXAS

In NE Liberty County, Texas Gulf Coast / East Texas

State Highway 146 and FM 787
N of Liberty the county seat
60 miles NW of Beaumont
Population: 76 (2000)

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Rye Texas highway sign
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement dates from the 1850s but things didn’t get rolling until the arrival of the railroad around the turn of the (20th) century. M.C. Rye is the town’s namesake. The town’s post office dates to 1902.

During the 1940s Rye only had a population of 60 – most of them employed in the lumber business. By the mid 1980s it had grown to 76 – the figure that is still given for the 2000 census.
Rye, East Texas - Logging truck
Logging truck
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2007
TX  Liberty County  1907 Postal Map
Liberty County 1907 postal map showing Rye
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Rye, Texas Nearby Towns:
Liberty the county seat

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