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PLEASANT GROVE, TEXAS

Wood County, East Texas

FM 515
W of Winnsboro
Population: 30 (2000)

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TX - Pleasant Grove Community Center.
Pleasant Grove Community Center.
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, October 2016
Photographer's Note:
"While driving around Wood County I happened upon a community that I think may be a ghost town. Pleasant Grove is in Wood County 2 miles east of Coke and 9 miles west of Winnsboro."

History in a Pecan Shell

Settled around 1870, it was formally founded in 1872 with the building of a blacksmith's forge. Two years later, a church was built that also served as a school. The community got its first store in 1887.

Pleasant Grove was granted a post office in 1892 which stayed open through 1907. The population broke the 100 resident mark in 1896 when it had three churches and a two-story school. A new school was constructed in the mid1920s.

The business district suffered a fire in the early 1930s midway through that decade, the population was 82. After WWII, there was no official population count and by 1960 only scattered housing and a church were left. By 1988 the church was gone. Nevertheless, thirty people were counted for the 2000 census.
TX - Abandoned Diamond Shamrock gas station.

Abandoned Diamond Shamrock gas station.
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, October 2016
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TX - Abandoned garage behind the gas station.
Abandoned garage behind the gas station.
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, October 2016
TX - Pleasant Grove cemetery
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, October 2016
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Pleasant Grove, Texas Area Towns:
Winnsboro | Quitman
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