Hickory Point

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.

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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