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SHADY GROVE, TEXAS (Houston County). Shady Grove, a farming community on U.S. Highway 287 ten miles southeast of Crockett in southeastern Houston County, was first settled in the 1850s. A post office operated there from 1855 to 1866, a Baptist church was established sometime before the mid-1860s, and the first church was rebuilt in 1896. In the mid-1930s Shady Grove included the church, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II many of its residents moved away, but by the mid-1960s the church, the cemetery, and a few widely scattered houses still remained. In the early 1990s Shady Grove was a dispersed rural community.


Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979).

Eliza H. Bishop


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

Eliza H. Bishop, "SHADY GROVE, TX (HOUSTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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