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CHINA, TEXAS

Jefferson County, Gulf Coast
Highway 90
10 miles W of Beaumont

Population 1,112 (2000) 1,144 (1990)

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China, Texas water tower
China, Texas Water Tower
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China, Texas History

"... The Texas and New Orleans Railroad was completed through the area in 1860, and a water stop was established amidst a grove of chinaberry trees near the community's present location; the stop was dubbed China Grove. A post office by that name was authorized in March 1887 but was discontinued within two months. Another office, using the shorter name China, was established in 1893...." - From Handbook of Texas Online:
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/CC/hjc10.html


From Unique Town Names by Bob Bowman
"China in Jefferson County was named China Grove for a grove of Chinaberry trees, but the name was later shortened."
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TE Photo, May 2003
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