Grove Island

Grove Island, five miles northwest of Teague on the Limestone-Freestone county line in western Freestone County, was probably named for Grove Island Creek, which runs through the area. The community had a school for black students that in 1893 had an enrollment of forty-two and in 1903 an enrollment of thirty-five. By the 1930s the school had moved to Furney-Richardson, and the community comprised a church, a cemetery, and a number of scattered dwellings. During the 1960s Grove Island had a church, a cemetery, and a few dwellings, and in the late 1980s its church and cemetery still remained.

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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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Grove Island is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Grove Island is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.62794720
Longitude: -96.37747650

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated