Pine Grove, also known as Modoc, was off Farm Road 1615 five miles south of Athens in south central Henderson County. The area was first settled before the Civil War, but a village evidently did not grow up until the late 1860s. A post office was established in 1867, and from 1875 to 1878 it operated under the name Modoc. At its height in the 1890s the settlement had a grocer, a gin and mill, and a population of 200. The post office was closed in 1906, but as late as the mid-1930s a school and a store were still at the site. By the 1970s Pine Grove was no longer shown on maps, and in the early 1990s only a cemetery and a few houses remained in the area.

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.

Belongs to

Modoc 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.

Currently Exists


Place type

Modoc is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Pine Grove)


  • Latitude

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Proud to call Texas home?

Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.

Search Places »