Pleasant Grove, a rural community also known as Jaybird, six miles southwest of Carthage on State Highway 315 in southwestern Panola County, was first settled in the 1840s. A school, also known as Jaybird or Pleasant Grove, began operating before 1849. In 1912 the school was classified as a one-year high school but was closed in the 1920s, and the students were probably sent to Bethany. In the mid-1930s Pleasant Grove had a church and a number of houses. After World War II many of the residents moved away, but in the early 1990s a church and a few scattered houses still 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.
Christopher Long | © Texas State Historical Association
At a Glance
Pleasant Grove 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.
- Adoption Status: ✅
- This place is available for adoption!
- Adopted by:
- Your name goes here
- Dedication Message:
- Your message goes here
Pleasant Grove is classified as a Town
Has Post Office
Proud to call Texas home?
Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.
Search Places »