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County
Hill
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 1,423
2000 Census - 1,586
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Hubbard, Texas
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Hubbard Texas History:
The community known as Slap-out or McLainsboro developed in 1860. In 1881, the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas (the Cotton Belt) built a line through the area and built a depot at Slap-out. A group of residents organized the town. Governor Richard Hubbard was present, so the town was renamed Hubbard in his honor. The post office opened that same year. Later the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway built a line through town intercepting the Cotton Belt. In 1895, the city discovered hot mineral water while drilling a water well. A sanatorium was built and the town became a health resort.  
There are several small fishing lakes located in the Hubbard area. Hubbard is located at the intersection of SH 171 (Live Oak) and SH 31 4th Street), 29.8 miles northeast of Waco, 36 miles southeast of Whitney, 24 miles southeast of Hillsboro, 44 miles south of Waxahachie, 48 miles southwest of Ennis, 26.3 miles southwest of Corsicana, 34 miles northwest of Groesbeck, and 23 miles northwest of Mexia, Texas.
 
Historic City of Hubbard, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“The town was founded in 1881 as a shipping center and supply point on the St. Louis and Southwestern Railway. It is named after Richard B. Hubbard, a colonel in the 22nd Texas Infantry during the Civil War, Texas Governor 1876-1879, and United States Minister to Japan from 1885-1889. Today it is a banking and market town.” Texas Historical Marker located at City Hall at Magnolia and Second Streets.
 
Hubbard Historic Sites:
Historic sites include the 1904 Hubbard Fire Station and Bell Tower, the 1914 Hubbard High School, the1899 Hubbard Water Standpipe, and the 1900 Hubbard Jail. (254) 576-2521.
 
Historic Hubbard High School and Hubbard Museum, 1914:
The historic Hubbard High School houses the Hubbard History Museum and the public library. The museum consists of the Frances Savage Gremillion Genealogy Center, the Murphy Filling Station and Garage Room, the Crystal Theater Room, the Tris Speaker Sports Hall of Fame, the Dr. H.P. Sammons room, the Judge Samuel Johnson, Jr. room, the Bounds Barber Shop, the Hubbard High School Sports Museum, the Children’s Library, the Hubbard Hot Well, and the Berta Leon Hackney Antique Doll Exhibit. The Savage Room features the original tin ceiling and a kitchen; it is used for major social events. The Holman Room is used as a conference and meeting room. The Class of 1846 Room was restored by the Hubbard High School class of 1946. The Wilkes Memorial Library is also housed in the school building. Open Wed, 10am-4:00pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. (254) 576-2527. 30 North 6th Street.
 
Pelham Community History Museum, Pelham, TX
The Pelham museum features artifacts, documents, and photos depicting the history of the town. The museum is located in the 1890 school. Email for appointments and school tours. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. The museum is located at 22535 FM 744. Pelham is located at the intersection of FM 744 and CR 3280, 1 mile northwest of Navarro Mills Lake, 22.6 miles southeast of Hillsboro, 25 miles southwest of Corsicana, 20 miles northwest of Dawson via Hubbard, and 13.6 miles north of Hubbard, Texas. Email  Pellum Texas Area Map 
 
Wilkes Memorial Library & Children's Library & Historic Hubbard Museum:
The library provides traditional library programs. Open Wed, 10am-7pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. (254) 576-2527. The library is located in the historic Hubbard High School at 300 North 6th Street.
 
Hubbard City Lakes Park & Stargazing Parties, Hubbard, TX: 
This park is a designated wetlands area, and is one of the few national dark night skies in Texas. Amenities include hike and bike trails, a playground, a pavilion, a campground, tennis courts, picnic tables and restrooms. The Central Texas Astronomical Society hosts public star gazing parties in the park pavilion. Telescopes are provided, though you may bring your own telescope and binoculars. Bring a lawn chair and a small flashlight for walking in the dark. From Hubbard, go west on SH 31 for two miles. The park will be located on the right. Hubbard is located at the intersection of SH 171 and SH 31, 23 miles southeast of Hillsboro, Texas.  City of Hubbard Email  Hubbard Map
 
Eden Creek Farm, Blooming Grove, TX:
Steve and Kristine Orth grow and sell organic produce including fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts.They also raise rabbits, goats, chickens, and turkeys. Future plans include adding greenhouses, a vineyard and winery. Produce memberships are available. They offer vegetable gardening, butchering, and candle making classes. (903) 695-0730. The farm is located at 4048 FM 55, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626. Blooming Grove is located 15 miles west of Corsicana.  Blooming Grove Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Blooming Grove Area Map
 
Hubbard City Cafe:
Pies are made to order with 24 hours advanced notice. They serve good biscuits and gravy, and breakfast. (254) 576-2323. 602 North Magnolia Avenue.  Reviews