Pinckney is on U.S. Highway 190 sixty-five miles northwest of Beaumont in eastern Polk County. The site of a small farming community settled before the Civil War, the locale was named Pinckney in honor of Pinckney Jackson Waldrep, Methodist minister and teacher who became the first postmaster in 1890. The Pinckney post office was discontinued in 1931. The community had a population estimated at sixty through the mid-1940s, when it disappeared from lists of Texas towns. Contemporary Polk County residents often refer to the rural communities of Pinckney, Morganville, and Midway simply as Midway.

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Pinckney is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Pinckney is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Midway)


Latitude: 30.72855200
Longitude: -94.62814500

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated