Piney, TX (Harrison County)


By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: October 1, 1995

Updated: January 8, 2021


Piney (Pine Ridge) is a small rural community in northwestern Harrison County on Farm Road 2208 twelve miles northwest of Marshall and one mile from the Marion county line. It was founded sometime prior to 1901, when Pine Ridge post office was opened. The community had four schools in 1904, and Pine Ridge school district served eighty-two White pupils and ninety-nine Black pupils that year. The post office closed in 1908, but Pine Ridge schools still served some 190 pupils in 1937. By 1961 the town was called Piney, and it had a church, a cemetery, and several scattered residences.

Ennis B. Carrington, An Administrative Survey and Proposed Plan of Reorganization for the Public Schools of Harrison County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).

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

Mark Odintz, “Piney, TX (Harrison County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/piney-tx-harrison-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 1, 1995
January 8, 2021

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

Pine Ridge

Groyan

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.67569780°
  • Longitude: -94.52103400°