Longpoint

Longpoint is on Farm Road 390 (old La Bahía Road) and Old Rocky Creek, ten miles northwest of Brenham and eighty-five miles east of Austin in northwestern Washington County. The name was written Long Point until the twentieth century. The settlement was founded in 1850 on land originally owned by Stephen F. Austin. Botanist Gideon Lincecum lived there on his plantation, Mount Olympus, from 1848 to 1874. Lincecum named his plantation for its high ground, overlooking Yegua Creek valley, which ended in a triangular point formed by a live oak grove. He was attracted to the vicinity by its botanical diversity. On February 19, 1851, Montville postmaster Wayne Bishop changed the post office name to Long Point; it may have stayed at the same site.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Longpoint is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Long Point]

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.23660250
    Longitude
    -96.52802530

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No

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Pop. Year Source
30 2009 Local Officials