Hickory Point, one of the earliest settlements in the area of present Washington County, was west of Cole's Settlement (now Independence). Before the Texas revolution residents of Hickory Point included Dr. James B. Miller and the Clays. On the site of this settlement Horatio Chriesman (later Stephen F. Austin's chief surveyor) and Martin Varner grew the first corn crop sown by Anglo settlers in Texas. With the rise of other population centers in the vicinity, Hickory Point disappeared, and nothing of it remains.
At a Glance
Hickory Point is part of or belongs to the following places.
Adopt a Town
The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town, county, or lake of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.
Hickory Point is classified as a Town
Has Post Office
Proud to call Texas home?
Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.
Search Places »