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CHINA GROVE, TEXAS

Texas Gulf Coast
Brazoria County, Texas Gulf Coast
Just West of Highway 288
33 miles S of Houston
2 Miles S of Rosharon
12 Miles N of Angleton
29 Miles N of Freeport

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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