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.
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