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Hightower is an unincorporated community in Liberty County, Texas, United States. It is a geographic area without official borders, centered on the intersection of Texas FM 787.svg FM 787 and Texas FM 2518.svg FM 2518. It contains small farms, pastures, ranchettes, timber plantations, individual residential lots, small Protestant churches, and a Georgia Pacific lumber mill.

Etymology

In 1899, the area became an official place named Lamb when it received a mail stop on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF Railway). The name Lamb was taken from the last name of its first postmaster, Charles C. Lamb. The area was rechristened Hightower in 1912 in honor of district judge Lewis B. Hightower, Sr., who lived there while serving on the Ninth Judicial District bench from 1888 until his death in 1918.


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