China

China is on U.S. Highway 90 ten miles west of Beaumont in northwestern Jefferson County. The Texas and New Orleans Railroad was completed through the area in 1860, and a water stop was established amidst a grove of chinaberry trees near the community's present location; the stop was dubbed China Grove. A post office by that name was authorized in March 1887 but was discontinued within two months. Another office, using the shorter name China, was established in 1893.

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

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

China is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Grove]
  • (Nashland)
  • (Turnertown)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.04178250
    Longitude
    -94.33778200

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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China by the Numbers

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Population Counts

China
Pop. Year Source
1,260 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,215 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,160 2010 United States Census Bureau
1,112 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,144 1990 United States Census Bureau