Center Grove, TX (Houston County)


By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: December 1, 1994


Center Grove, a farming community on Farm Road 1309 four miles northeast of Lovelady in southern Houston County, was founded in 1925 as a combination of two earlier communities, Pine Grove and Center Hill. In the mid-1930s the settlement comprised a school and a number of houses. In 1966 the community had a school and an estimated population of 300. Many of its residents have since left. In the early 1990s a number of houses were still at the site.

Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987). Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Center Grove, TX (Houston County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/center-grove-tx-houston-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
December 1, 1994

Place
Center Grove
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2034897
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Houston County
Associated Names

Center Hill 2

Pine Grove

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.16740480°
  • Longitude: -95.38438690°
Population Counts
People Year
39 2009