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POINT BLANK, TEXAS

San Jacinto County, East Texas
U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 156
13 Miles N of Coldspring
25 Miles W of Huntsville
About 85 Miles N of Houston
Population: 559 (2000)

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Street signs in Point Blank
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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally named by the French governess of a local family as Blanc Point, the name was later Anglicized into its current form.

Florence Dissiway was the woman’s name and her employeer was R/T Robinson, the man who became Point Blank’s first merchant. Another early resident (Geo. Wood) would later become governor of Texas.

The town received a post office in 1884 and due to its somewhat remote location and the lack of a railroad, the population remained at an estimated 75 – as late as 1925.

With the construction of nearby Lake Livingston in the late 1960s, Point Blank shot up to nearly 200 residents. It incorporated in the mid 1970s and reached a population of 325 in the mid 1980s.

Point Blank

From Huntsville - East Texas Sunday Drive by Bob Bowman
"[East of Huntsville on] U.S. 190 you'll discover the village of Point Blank, which sounds like something out of an Old West novel. Actually, Point Blank was was originally named Blanc Point by a Frenchwoman who moved here from Alabama. The town was also known as Point White and White Point. Ask for directions to a small cemetery on the banks of Lake Livingston, where Texas' second governor, George T. Wood, is buried."


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