Mount Houston, Texas

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Mount Houston is a community in north central Harris County, Texas. It is east of U.S. Highway 59, near the Dyersdale oil field.[1]

Mount Houston was established along the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. At that time it was 10 miles (16 km) away from Houston. A post office opened in 1910. In 1914 Mount Houston had 100 people. It featured several market gardeners. It included two churches, a sawmill, and a lumber company. The post office closed in 1918. By the 1980s Mount Houston did not significantly increase in size. Within 1 mile (1.6 km) of Mount Houston, three schools and three churches had been established.[1]

Education[edit]

Mount Houston is within the Houston Independent School District.[2] North Forest High School is the sole zoned high school.

Until July 1, 2013,[2] North Forest Independent School District; that district was formerly named the East and Mount Houston Independent School District.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MOUNT HOUSTON, TX." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on November 14, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Barajas, Erik. "North Forest ISD officially closes today." KTRK-TV. July 1, 2013. Retrieved on July 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "The History of B.C. Elmore." B.C. Elmore Middle School. Retrieved on November 14, 2011.

Coordinates: 29°53′28″N 95°18′21″W / 29.89111°N 95.30583°W / 29.89111; -95.30583