HOBBY, TEXAS. Hobby was two miles north of the International-Great Northern Railroad between Fresno and Stafford in eastern Fort Bend County. It was named for William Pettus Hobby, twenty-sixth governor of Texas, whose maternal grandfather, Dr. John Pettus, had settled in Fort Bend County in 1858. In 1921 the Hobby community opened a post office, which closed in 1943. In 1945 the community reported a population of thirty and one business. After the mid-1940s no population figures were available for Hobby. It was not shown on the 1987 county highway map.

Stephen L. Hardin


HOBBY,TEXAS-POSTMASTERS

Bulsovski?, Billie C., 14 Feb 1921

Rodgers, Mrs. Jas. G., 5 May 1924

Rodgers, Mary F., 1 Aug 1924

Goetsch, Mrs. Leonard R., 11 Jan 1928

Goetsch, Mildred H., 30 Jan 1929

Brown, Mrs. Lloyd A., 22 May 1929

Brown, Mrs. Jean I., 10 Dec 1929


 


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