Houston, Tennessee

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Houston, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
A few houses in Houston on March 7, 2010.
A few houses in Houston on March 7, 2010.
Houston, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Houston, Tennessee
Houston, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°14′29″N 87°55′04″W / 35.24139°N 87.91778°W / 35.24139; -87.91778
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Wayne
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population
 • Total around 100 however, no census is taken for Houston.
Time zone Central (CST)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC)
ZIP code 38485 (Waynesboro) & 38450 (Collinwood)
Area code(s) 931

Houston is an unincorporated community in Wayne County, Tennessee.[1]

Geography[edit]

Houston, Tennessee is located southwest of Waynesboro. There are numerous creeks and branches in Houston which include: Indian Creek, Rayburn Creek, Davis Branch, and many more small streams. This area consists of timberland, hills, and pastureland. There are no major highways in this community, with the only roads being county roads such as Indian Creek Road, Houston Road, Rayburn Creek Road, Mt. Hebron Cemetery Road, Bratcher Lane, and the Beckham Hollow Road.

History[edit]

At one time Houston was the size of a small unincorporated community with stores, a post office, and a school.[2] According to one resident the population was once around 300 people. The latest store was called Indian Creek Grocery which was open for a short time in the early 2000s.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Houston is mainly agricultural, with the main crops corn and soybeans.

Area churches[edit]

  • Houston Baptist Church
  • Martin's Mills Church of Christ
  • Memorial Baptist Church
  • Rayburn Chapel Freewill Baptist Church (closed)

Cemeteries[edit]

  • Nowlin Family Cemetery
  • Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  • Rayburn Cemetery
  • White Cemetery

Nearby cities & communities[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°09′00″N 87°56′17″W / 35.150°N 87.938°W / 35.150; -87.938