Normangee is a town in Leon and Madison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 685 at the 2010 census.
Location of Normangee, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°1′45″N 96°7′4″W|
The railroads were pushing the frontier westward and the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway(T&BV) and the Houston and Texas Central Railway (H&TC) were built between Houston andDallas in 1904-1905 but the passed through Robert Rogers' land about two miles west of Rogers Prairie. So on January 26, 1907, S.B. Phillips filed for record a plat of the new town, Normangee, located in the southwest corner of the Robert Rogers land grant at the junction of the Old San Antonio Road and the two new railroads. When the H&TC was being built through this region, railroad officials placed a town every 8 miles. A small community known as Rogers Prairie, Texas existed two miles east of where the railroad line was built. Norman G. Kittrell was the county judge of Leon County at the time. The railroad named the new town after Judge Kittrell. Since there was already a Norman, Oklahoma, the town renamed itself Normangee.
Normangee is located at (31.029054, -96.117712).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land. Normangee is incorporated in Leon County, where most of it lies; only a small part extends into Madison County.
The Town of Normangee is served by the Normangee Independent School District and home to the Normangee High School Panthers.
The local economy consists of over 100 small businesses, including banking, groceries and staple goods, antique and thrift stores, health care, as well as agricultural suppliers.
Normangee is often associated with tractors due to two of its most recognized businesses, known throughout Texas and the United States, which are Normangee Tractor & Implement Co. and J5 Tractor company, who also operates a second location in Navasota, Texas.