Texas, a rural town on the north side of the Dumeresq River (the border with New South Wales) is 230 km south-west of Brisbane. It was named after the Texas pastoral station.

Several pastoral runs were taken up in the Texas district in 1840, among them Cullybullan by J. McDougall. The landholding came under dispute, in which McDougall was successful, and he renamed it Texas in 1843, apparently a reference to land disputes common in the American range lands. The Texas station ran cattle, but adjoining holdings grazed sheep.

Further Reading: 

Merlene Coates-Freeman et al, Texas on the Dumaresq, c1840-c1940, Texas, Texas Historical Society, 1994

Geoffrey Harding, Across the Dumaresq: a history of the Inglewood Shire, Inglewood, Inglewood Shire Council, 1988


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