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Tigerville is on Farm Road 3277 eighty-five miles north of Houston in northwestern Polk County. James and Jerusha Andress, former residents of Alabama, settled in the area in 1845. The farming community that subsequently grew up there was known as Andressville, after the early family. Just to the south was another community, known as Tigerville. Although the two communities had separate schools, many settlers viewed them as the same place. Stores, gins, and gristmills attracted the business of local farmers. The little agricultural center's Trinity River bottomlands were inundated when the river was dammed in 1968 to form Lake Livingston to the south.

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Robert Wooster | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Andressville is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Andressville is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Tigerville)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated