- Porter, Texas
Porter is an unincorporated area in
Montgomery County, Texaswithin the nowrap|Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. In 1980, its population estimated 8,000. Schools in Porter are operated by the New Caney Independent School District.
Porter was founded in 1878 when railroad tracks were laid for what was to become known as the Houston East-West Transportation Company or simply The "HEW." HEW was an approiate title as the local citizens called it the "Hell Either Way Railroad." The tracks were bought later by
Southern Pacificthen Union Pacific. The tracks ran from Houston, Texasto Texarkana, Texas. James H. Porter came from Missourito operate the switch for the HEW. Mr. Porter established a sawmillin 1880 and the area became known as "Porters Mill." The sawmill was located in the approximate area known as the Porterwood Shoping Center (Between US Hwy 59 and FM 1314). A post officewas established here in 1892 and the Postal Authorities established the name as "Porters." However by 1892 Mr. James H. Porter sold the Mill, and departed to Graham, Texaswhere he built a SaddleShop known as "Porter & Son." Later the Post Office dropped the "s" and the area was known as Porter. Porter was the county seat for Montgomery County from 1896 to 1915 until a mandate by Federal Authorities stated all counties seats needed to be located in the center of a county so all residents could have equal access. By 1914 the population of Porters was 150, and the town had two general stores, a lumbercompany, and a livestockbreeder. Porter by 1940 had four businesses and a population estimated at 100, rising to 150 by the early 1940s. In the 1960s the town was apparently brought into the suburban orbit of Houston. By 1965 the Porter schools had been incorporated into the New Caney Independent School District. The town reported more than 100 businesses by 1989. From 1970 to 1990 the town's population was listed as 2,146.
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