New York, Texas

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New York
Unincorporated community
New York is located in Texas
New York
New York
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°10′12″N 95°40′12″W / 32.17000°N 95.67000°W / 32.17000; -95.67000Coordinates: 32°10′12″N 95°40′12″W / 32.17000°N 95.67000°W / 32.17000; -95.67000
Country United States
State Texas
County Henderson
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

New York is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, Texas, United States, about 11 miles east of Athens.

Geography[edit]

New York lies at the intersection of FM 804 and FM 607 in a stereotypically flat portion of East Texas, surrounded mostly by farm land.

History[edit]

New York was first settled around 1856 by James C. Walker, Davis Reynolds, Jesse M. Forester, and A. M. Otts at a location south of the present site. The present site was settled in 1873. The community was reportedly named either by T. B. Herndon as a joke or by Reynolds because of his hopes for the town's future.[1] By 1884 New York had two steam gristmills and cotton gins, two churches, a district school, and a population of 60, which rose to 100 by 1892. A post office operated there from 1876 to the first decade of the 1900s.[1] The town declined after it was bypassed by the railroad in 1901. Its school was consolidated with the Poynor system in 1936.[1]

In 1986,[2] nearby Dunsavage Farms (a restaurant, antique shop, and bed and breakfast) began to market New York, Texas, Cheesecake, which became nationally known by 1992.[1] The company is now located in Athens, Texas.

Demographics[edit]

In 1992 the town included the Reynolds store, a Baptist church, and a population of 20.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/NN/hrn19.html (accessed September 22, 2006).
  2. ^ NYTXCCC

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