Texas, is on the Dumeresq River in Queensland approx.240 km from Brisbane. The population is around 900 people.
The settlement was originally part of the Texas Cattle Station and by 1880 the surrounding area was growing maize and tobacco. The river flats also saw a thriving dairy industry develop.
Like many small inland towns, it has struggled economically for many years. It had an interesting beginning and continued to have modest growth until the 1940’s and 50’s.
It is well worth a visit today particularly if you have an interest in the history of the area.
You can get historical background on of these sites.
• Tobacco Farming continued in the area until the 1940s.
• A cheese factory opened in 1910, and closed in the mid 1950’s
• The Hospital opened in 1912.
• The railway station (now closed) opened in 1930.
Pugh’s Queensland directory (1925) recorded three hotels, five storekeepers, three blacksmiths and several other shops. The Town had a population of approx. 700.
The Town’s economy relied on Dairying, Tobacco and the Rabbit Processing Factory.
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