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Barker, Texas
Barker, Texas is located in Texas
Barker, Texas
Barker, Texas
Location in Texas
Barker, Texas is located in the United States
Barker, Texas
Barker, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Harris
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
77413
Area code(s) 713
FIPS code 48-05624
GNIS feature ID 1330040

Barker is an unincorporated community in western Harris County, Texas, United States. It lies along local roads off Interstate 10 and seventeen miles west of downtown Houston. Its elevation is 102 feet (31 m), and it is located at 29°47′4″N 95°41′6″W / 29.78444°N 95.68500°W / 29.78444; -95.68500 (29.7843955, -95.6849469).

Barker was originally built along the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, which built through the area in 1895; the community was named for Ed Barker, a railroad contractor. The community's first postmaster was appointed in 1898. Although Barker was originally an agricultural community, the area is now primarily residential.

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