Laytonia, in south central Brazoria County, was developed by the Laytonia Land Company on the Brazos River between Freeport and West Columbia. The Brazos Beef Packing Company, which operated from 1876 to 1879, also served as a local distributor for cord wood, oysters, gloves, quinine, rope, and other products. A post office operated from 1876 until 1878. In 1906 the local school had a teacher and twenty-eight black pupils. In 1990 the community was a small residential settlement on the river.

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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