Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove, four miles northeast of Elgin in northern Bastrop County, had been established as a community by 1879, when the black Mount Moriah Baptist Church was founded by minister William Pendergrass and his nine-member congregation, which met in a brush arbor. Ten years later a church building was erected beside Westbrook Cemetery. In 1893 Pleasant Grove Presbyterians made up part of the Elgin Presbyterian Circuit. But the community never grew enough to establish a post office or, apparently, to have population figures kept. In 1933 Pleasant Grove had two small schools, one for Black children, one for White. In the mid-1980s only the church and cemetery marked the site.

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Paula Mitchell Marks | © TSHA

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Place type

Pleasant Grove is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.38298540
Longitude: -97.31555000

Has Post Office


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