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SANDY POINT, TEXAS

Brazoria County, Texas Gulf Coast

Highway 288
17 Miles NW of Angleton
S of Houston
Population: 30 est. (2010)

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Sandy Point Texas Historical Marker
What remains of a state historical marker.
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine , July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

In a Texas Revolutionary footnote, Sandy Point is believed to be where Mexican General Cos learned of Santa Anna's defeat at San Jacinto. The most noteworthy site in the area is the cemetery which had once been part of a huge plantation. Revolutionary soldiers, survivors of the Mier Expedition and Civil War troops are interred here.

The community had its own post office from 1854 through 1930. The population in the mid 1880s was a healthy 250 residents. Sugar refining and cotton ginning were the economic engines. It declined to a mere 100 by 1914 but rose again to 200 where it stayed until after WWII. It fell to less than 100 in the late 1940s and then to a mere 30 by 1970 - the same figure that is used for the 2000 census.
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