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Highlands, Texas

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Location: Highlands, Harris County, Texasmap
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On the 10th of August 1824, Nathaniel Lynch, one of Stephen F Austin's Old Three Hundred, received title to a league of land on the east bank of the San Jacinto River in what is present day Harris County. The land was situated south of the White family surveys, surrounding Burnett Bay, and which contained the historical community of Lynchburg. Lynchburg was a small settlement that surrounded the Lynch headright and sawmill at the juncture of the Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River.

By the late 19th century, a small town called Elena was established roughly 5 miles north of Lynchburg, and roughly 1/2 a mile from a major bend in the San Jacinto River. Elena became known for its rice fields, and in 1919, appeared in the Rice Journal in an article about the Parrett Tractor Company who was working the San Jacinto Rice Farm.[1]


  1. "The Parrett Tractor Company in Texas". Rice Journal and Southern Farmer 22 (January 1919): p. 49.

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