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    PINE ISLAND, TEXAS

    Waller County, Central Texas South
    1 Mile S of Highway 290
    Near Farm Road 359
    5 Miles SW of Waller
    5 Miles SE of Hempstead
    Population: 849 (2010)

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    History on a Pinhead

    Settled late (in the 1880s), the nucleus of the town was the Pine Island Baptist Church. The community’s first school opened in 1893.

    The community’s proximity to Hempstead and Waller curbed its growth and by 1979 the town’s population was a mere 200. After incorporation (1980) the population doubled and by the 2000 census it had redoubled to reach 849 residents.
    Pine Island  Baptist Church, Pine Island TX
    Pine Island Baptist Church
    The original part of the building dates back to 1900.

    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2005
    Pine Island  Baptist Church, Pine Island TX
    This sign is along FM 359, about four miles SE of Hempstead, TX
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2005
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