SANDY, TX (LIMESTONE COUNTY)
SANDY, TEXAS (Limestone County). Sandy is on Farm Road 2310 five miles south of Coolidge in northern Limestone County. It was founded as a church community by former slaves in the early 1870s. In 1902 the Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church was meeting in a brush arbor, but residents soon built a more permanent structure. The school at Sandy, known as Oak Hill School, burned in 1920, and students were sent to a neighboring district. New church buildings were constructed in 1930 and in 1957. Sandy reported a population of five in 1988 through 2000.
Walter F. Cotton, History of Negroes of Limestone County from 1860 to 1939 (Mexia, Texas: Chatman and Merriwether, 1939). A Family History of Limestone County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Sandy, TX (Limestone County)," accessed February 14, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsds.
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