Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove, a rural community in western Hopkins County just off Interstate 30 three miles east of Cumby, was first settled in the 1870s. Among the earliest settlers in the area were the Palmer, Gaddy, Pogue, Middleton, Bailey, Lackey, Beck, and Collins families. A Baptist church was built in 1890, and by the turn of the century two schools were operating. In 1905 a White school had an enrollment of fifty-six, and a Black school had an enrollment of thirty-eight. In the mid-1930s Pleasant Grove had a school, a cemetery, and a number of scattered houses. By the mid-1960s only the cemetery and a few houses remained. No population estimates were available.

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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