Cut And Shoot

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Cut and Shoot (Cut 'n Shoot, Cut N Shoot) is six miles east of Conroe and forty miles north of Houston in eastern Montgomery County. It was apparently named after a 1912 community confrontation that almost led to violence. According to the different versions of the story, the dispute was either over the design of a new steeple for the town's only church, the issue of who should be allowed to preach there, or conflicting land claims among church members. A small boy at the scene reportedly declared, "I'm going to cut around the corner and shoot through the bushes in a minute!" The boy's phrase apparently remained in residents' minds and was eventually adopted as the town's name. Population statistics were not reported for the community until the mid-1970s, when the number of residents was fifty. By 1980 the incorporated community reported a population of 809 and had built a new city hall and supported a school and several businesses. Cut and Shoot had a post office by the mid-1980s. The community's population was reported as 903 in 1990. In 2000 the population was 1,158.

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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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Adoption Status:
This place has been adopted and will not be available until November 1, 2024
Adopted by:
Asa Moran
Dedication Message:
I am formally pleased to announce my adoption of the distinguished township of Cut and Shoot, Texas. In this solemn endeavor, I embark upon the journey of embracing a community whose nomenclature appears to suggest an intrinsic connection between precision and the discharge of firearms. I shall endeavor to bring an air of cultivated humor to this fine city

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Place type

Cut And Shoot is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.33547520
Longitude: -95.34505400

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


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