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CHINA GROVE, TEXAS


Texas Ghost Town
Brazoria County, Texas Gulf Coast

29 18' 46" N, 95 27' 24" W (29.312778, -95.456667)

Just West of Highway 288
12 Miles N of Angleton the county seat
29 Miles N of Freeport
2 Miles S of Rosharon
33 miles S of Houston
Population: 0

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China Grove Cemetery Texas
China Grove Cemetery
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine , July 2007

History in a Chinaberry

The land had been granted to one Warren D. C. Hall sometime prior to 1840. Hall was an amateur botanist who (besides cotton) planted his land with citrus, roses, figs and the Chinaberry trees that furnished the name of his plantation. Hall's plantation was sold to two business partners in 1843 - one of which was (future) Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston. The Columbia Tap Railroad built a depot in front of the plantation in the 1870s and operated it through the early 1890s. The town of Custer was established and over the years China Grove melted into the landscape - leaving only a a single building in the 1970s.

Today only the cemetery is left to mark the plantation that never made the transition to town.



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China Grove, Texas Nearby Towns:
Angleton the county seat
Rosharon
Freeport
Houston
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