Bronson Dorsey sent us this fabulous photograph of an actual highway sign from Notrees, Texas. The town was created to support a plant that was created in the 1940’s.
The first postmaster, Charlie Brown, decided to name the town after its “arboreal deficiency” since there were already so many towns with Brown in them.
The construction of the plant caused the only tree in the area to be cut down, so the name might have been a protest against the ‘deforestation” of the area.
The town had about 500 people at its height in the 1950’s. Around 300 souls still live in the area. To learn more about Notrees and other curious Texas places, mosey on down here.