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WEST POINT, TEXAS

Fayette County, Central Texas South

Highway 71
12 Miles West of La Grange
Population: 205 est (2010)

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West Point TX Post Office / Drug Store

West Point, Texas
Photo courtesy William Wessels

History in a Pecan Shell

The land had been deeded as long ago as 1831 but it wasn’t until the 1880s when the railroad arrived that the town was established. The first railroad was the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, which was soon followed by the Texas and New Orleans.

Montreville Woods was one of the two original owners. It was the Woods family that built a stockade here and for sometime the region south of the Colorado River was called Wood’s Prairie.

A post office was granted in 1894 when West Point had most essential businesses including two doctors, three hotels and a cannery.

The construction of Highway 71 one mile south of the railroad tracks caused a sizable portion of the populace to move toward the highway.

The community had a population of 300 during the 1940s. Students attended classes in La Grange, and by 1950 the population had shrunk by nearly half. Agriculture consists of growing corn which is supplemented by oil and gas. The 1990 census reported 205 and those numbers are used again for the 2000 count.
West Point, TX - Havermann's Texaco Station and Store

Havermann's Texaco Station and Store
Vintage photo courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn
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West Point TX Post Office / Drug Store
West Point Drug Store / Post Office
Photo courtesy William Wessels, September 2009
West Point TX Post Office / Drug Store interior
West Point Drug Store / Post Office interior
Photo courtesy William Wessels, September 2009
West Point TX Post Office  interior
Photo courtesy William Wessels, September 2009
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Fayette County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Fayette County postal map showing West Point
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
West Point, Texas
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