South Point, TX


By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: June 12, 2007


South Point is located on Farm Road 1419 about eight miles southeast of downtown Brownsville in the southern tip of Cameron County. This community, probably named for its geographic location, existed in this region by the 1930s. County highway maps showed two businesses, a cemetery, and numerous farms and dwellings in the area. No population figures were available until 2000 when the census reported 1,118 residents. South Point, which consists of primarily Hispanic lower-income families, is part of the Brownsville Independent School District.

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

Laurie E. Jasinski, “South Point, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/south-point-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 12, 2007

Place
South Point
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1852770
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Cameron County
Associated Names

Southpoint

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 25.86869280°
  • Longitude: -97.38358950°
Population Counts
People Year
1,118 2000
1,376 2010
1,417 2019