RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Texas >> Houston County >> Arbor >> Community ProfileIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Texas


The Commemorative Quarter for Texas







Welcome to Arbor ...

Arbor is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Arbor is located in Houston County<1>.

The location of Arbor has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Arbor, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

Arbor is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Arbor lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Arbor lies within the (936) area code.

Communities Also Named Arbor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Arbor: This one is located in Houston County and the other is located in Panola County.

Beyond Texas, there are 8 communities that are also named Arbor - they are located in California, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arbor.

Communities near Arbor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arbor.

  • Crockett
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,350 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Crockett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crockett <4>
  • Grapeland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Groveton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lovelady
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelady
    • Lovelady is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lovelady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovelady <4>
  • Kennard
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
    • Kennard is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Kennard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard <4>
  • Latexo
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Hickory Creek
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Creek
    • Hickory Creek is located in Houston County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hickory Creek
  • Pennington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
    • Pennington is located in Trinity County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pennington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennington <4>
  • Harrison Town
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Town
    • Harrison Town is located in Houston County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Harrison Town
  • Belott
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belott
    • Belott is located in Houston County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Belott

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arbor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arbor.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arbor. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arbor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arbor. See our Newspapers Page for Arbor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arbor ...

Looking for more information about Arbor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Arbor, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arbor.

Adding Arbor to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Arbor in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Arbor was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Arbor in the book titled .<5> From that list, the Arbor post office opened in 1901.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arbor.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arbor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Houston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

 

 

Copyright 2023
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023