George, TX

By: Ellen C. Short

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995

George is at the junction of Farm roads 39 and 1452, twelve miles northwest of Madisonville in northwestern Madison County. A station on the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway was established there in 1907 at the site of a small store owned by George Donaho and a post office called George that opened in 1903. Later, Donaho and Charlie Martin built a larger store there with the post office and a steam gin in the back; the gin operated until the 1930s. In the 1930s the community had a population of fifty and a power substation, a factory, an additional business, and a few scattered dwellings. The George school was consolidated with the Normangee Independent School District in Leon County in 1943, and in 1954 the community's store and post office closed. George reported a population of fifty and two businesses in 1959, the last year for which figures are available. The only church in the community, the Sand Prairie Baptist Church, was still conducting services in the 1980s.

Madison County Historical Commission, A History of Madison County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).
  • Communities

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Ellen C. Short, “George, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Madison County
Associated Names



  • Latitude: 30.97185480°
  • Longitude: -96.10912420°
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until October 16, 2023
Adopted by:
Richard & Margaret George
Dedication Message:
In honor of Louis Marion & Eliza Jane Dowell who bought property here in 1914 still owned by their descendants