Looking on the map, the ghost town of Huron, Texas, which used to be a town here in Hill County, Texas, is just a dot on the map. Huron is on Farm Road 933 fifteen miles northwest of Hillsboro in northwestern Hill County. The site was settled sometime after the Civil War, when Huron Gist arrived… Continue reading The Hill County Vixen Who Tried to Snag a Vanderbilt-Whitney (1920’s)
Mount Calm is just down the road from Hubbard, and we consider her a Sister City. The history of Mount Calm intertwines with the history of Hubbard and sharing the history of Mount Calm ties the towns together! Imagine this... in 1884 three brothers who were living in Mount Calm and at the time decided… Continue reading Washing Clothes in 1884 (Mount Calm, Texas)
Desperados - The Life of Tom Varnell - and yes, he killed a man here in Hubbard. The ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. Thursday July 30, 1903 - Tom P. Varnell a somewhat notorious character was shot and killed at Abbott, Hill County, on the 26 of July, 1903, by Oscar Ferguson. Varnell had heretofore killed… Continue reading Desperados in and Around Hubbard City, Texas
Here in Hill County it is cotton time and the bales are lining the roads on the way from Hubbard to Hillsboro today. A lot of hard work for these farmers and you are probably wearing some Texas cotton or sleeping in Texas cotton sheets. Thanks to the Farmers! Texas is already the best in… Continue reading Cotton Time!