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Boundaries and History of Heath, TX
Boundaries of Heath, TX:
Heath, TX is 7 miles south of Rockwall, TX; in southwestern Rockwall County, TX.
North Boundary: Begins at the shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard, and follows Lakeway Drive to Ridge Road. North to White Road., east to Horizon Road, southwest (along Horizon Road) to Rt. 549.
East Boundary: Jeff Boyd Road, and following Jeff Boyd Road to Dennis Bailey Lane to (directly southwest of) Bevans Circle. Northwest (on Bevans Circle) to Rt. 549, east 500 feet, crossing to the other side of Rt. 549, then along Rt. 549 to (just east of) Laurence Drive.
From there the east boundary “reaches out” to include a residential community in which Yorkshire Drive is the main avenue. Then the “reach out” continues southeast to include some (largely) undeveloped land + a small number of residences near (northwest of) the intersection of Stevens Road and Ridge Hollow Road.
Beyond the “reach out” areas, the east boundary resumes at Rt. 549, and heads directly south Boise D Arc which turns into Rt. 740. Following Rt. 740 to (just north of) Saddle Club Drive — which is the southeast corner of the City.
South Boundary: A nearly directly east/west line with Saddle Club Drive to the east and the shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard to the west.
West Boundary: Following the shoreline of Lake Ray Hubbard to (the beginning of) the north boundary at Lakeway Drive — which is the northwest corner of the City.
History of Heath, TX
The City was was named for John O. Heath, who in 1846 became one of the earliest settlers in the area. The settlement was originally known as Black Hill, a reference to the black soil of the area. In 1849, Heath received a post office, the first Post Office in Rockwall County, TX. In 1854 the post office was moved to nearby Rockwall. From this time until 1886 the settlement was known as Willow Springs, after a local stream. In 1886 the name became Heath, and the town again received a post office, which operated until 1906.
Heath grew slowly during the 1880s and 1890s. In 1892 it had a population of 75 and 5 businesses. By 1898, a one-room school served 56 six students. By 1902 businesses included 4 cotton gins, and the Heath Independent School District (HISD) had been established. By 1904 the population reached 225.
In 1916 a fire destroyed a number of the community’s buildings. This event marked the beginning of a long period of decline, as the Great Depression drove many residents to nearby cities in search of jobs. By 1936 the population of Heath had declined to 150, and only 5 businesses remained in operation. By 1950 the school district had merged with Rockwall, and the Heath school was closed. The population stood at 50.
After 1950, Heath grew steadily. This growth was, in part, due to growth of nearby Rockwall and Dallas-area cities, and the development of Lake Ray Hubbard just west of the community in 1969–70. Heath was incorporated in 1959. Although some grain and cotton farming continued in the area in the late 1980s, Heath had begun to develop a business and professional community.
The population in 1960 was 175; 449 in 1970; 1,459 in 1980; 2,108 in 1990; 4,149 in 1980; 4,149 in 2000. In 2010, Heath’s population was 7,331.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, “Heath, TX,” accessed February 22, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjh06.