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Barker is an unincorporated community in western Harris County, Texas, United States. It lies along local roads off Interstate 10 and seventeen miles west of downtown Houston. Its elevation is 102 feet (31 m), and it is located at (29.7843955, -95.6849469).
Barker was originally built along the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which built through the area in 1895; the community was named for Ed Barker, a railroad contractor. The community's first postmaster was appointed in 1898. Although Barker was originally an agricultural community, the area is now primarily residential.
Government and infrastructure
- Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 96.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Barker, Texas
- Barker, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-09. Accessed 2008-08-10.
- "Post Office Location - BARKER[permanent dead link]." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
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