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 Texas : Towns A-Z / Gulf Coast : Bonney

BONNEY, TEXAS

Brazoria County, Texas Gulf Coast
FM 521, Just west of Highway 288
6 Miles N of Angleton
30 Miles S of Houston
Population: 384 (2000)

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Bonney Texas city limit
Entering Bonney Texas
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine , July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Named to honor a popular conductor of the Columbia Tap Railroad, the town came to life in 1873 when the larger International-Great Northern Railroad assumed operations. The town's post office opened a year before the first store opened its doors in 1890. Although the town only had a population of 75, a second store opened and a school was organized in the 1890s. Bonney was connected to the world beyond by its own telegrapher and express agent. They discontinued the post office by 1920 but the town survived. In the mid 1950s the population had declined to a mere 25 but by 1988 it was nearing 100. The1990 census reported 339, and for 2000, the figure stood at 384.
Home Site of General Albert Sidney Johnston, Bonney Texas
"Home Site of General Albert Sidney Johnston
Texas Patriot - Confederate Hero"
General Albert Sidney Johnston Historical Marker
General Albert Sidney Johnston Historical Marker
Photos courtesy Ken Rudine , July 2007
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