Chocolate Bayou

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Map of Brazoria County

Chocolate Bayou is on Farm Road 2917 between State Highway 35 and Farm Road 2403 in eastern Brazoria County. It is close to the bayou from which it takes its name on land originally in the Stephen F. Austin and James Franklin Perry land grant. Emily Perry, who operated the Peach Point plantation on land near the site of present Chocolate Bayou, was Stephen F. Austin's sister. Although little remains of the ruins of the plantation, in its day it was a producer of cotton and sugar. In 1911 Chocolate Bayou received a post office. In 1914 it was on the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway and had twenty-five residents, a general store, and two hay shippers. By 1925 Chocolate Bayou had a population of 150. Oil was discovered in 1946. In 1950 the population was fifty, and the post office had been discontinued. The community had lost its business by 1966, and in 1990 had sixty residents. The population remained the same in 2000.

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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.

Belongs to

Chocolate Bayou is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Chocolate Bayou is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Rowan)

Location

Latitude: 29.31523830
Longitude: -95.25382240

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2014

60