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Stoneburg is an unincorporated community in Montague County, Texas, United States. It had a population of approximately 51 in 1990.

History

Stoneburg sits at the intersection of U.S. Route 81 and Farm to Market Road 1806 in east central Montague County. Bowie Lake is 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the town. The town developed after the construction of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Texas Railway between Fort Worth, Texas and Salina, Kansas in 1893. The town's proximity to Bowie, however, limited the prospect of major growth and the population never surpassed 150. Its post office, opened in 1893, closed in 1954.

Destruction

On April 9, 2009, Stoneburg was evacuated due to wildfires, and subsequently was destroyed by fire. The Texas Forest Service described it as "burned over."

Coordinates: 33°40′16″N 97°54′19″W / 33.67111°N 97.90528°W / 33.67111; -97.90528

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