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PLEASANT GROVE, TEXAS (Houston County). Pleasant Grove, a rural community six miles southwest of Lovelady off Farm Road 23 in extreme southern Houston County on the Walker county line, was established before the Civil War. A one-story log schoolhouse began operating before 1857. Later a two-story school building was erected; the upper floor was used as a Masonic Lodge. A post office operated from 1887 to 1891, after which the community apparently began to decline. A school was still operating in 1897, but by the mid-1930s only a church and a few houses remained. In the early 1990s Pleasant Grove was a dispersed rural community. No population estimates were available.


Armistead Albert Aldrich, The History of Houston County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1943). Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979).

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "PLEASANT GROVE, TX (HOUSTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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