Streetman Community
Navarro County, Texas


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From the collection of Edward L. Williams

 

Located on U.S. Highway 75 and the Freestone-Navarro County line thirteen miles north of Fairfield. The majority of the town is in Freestone County. Streetman was established as a station on the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway in 1905, and settlement began the next year. The town was named for Judge Sam Streetman of Houston, a surveyor for the railroad, who also surveyed the town. In 1907 the post office from nearby Cade was moved to Streetman. Streetman was incorporated in 1914. By that time it had two cotton gins, two blacksmith shops, three churches, a lumberyard, several businesses, and a population of 600. The Streetman news was published from 1927 to 1940. The population of the town began to decline after World War II, largely because of crop failures and a general movement of people from the country to the cities. By the late 1970s Streetman had five businesses and a population of 239. The schoolchildren were bused to Fairfield. In 1989 the residents numbered 378 and the businesses seven. In 1990 the population was 260.

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Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox