Sam Rayburn

Sam Rayburn is located at Recreational Road 255 and Farm Road 1007 along the southern shore of Sam Rayburn Reservoir about ten miles north of Jasper in northern Jasper County. This lakeside community began by the 1970s after the completion of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. A local country club, Rayburn Country, serves as the centerpiece of the town and offers a golf course, lodging, and other recreational facilities. Sam Rayburn consists of several neighborhoods, churches, and service stations. Area tackle shops and restaurants serve locals as well as the many tourists. In 2000 the community had 600 residents.

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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Population Counts

Sam Rayburn
Pop. Year Source
1,164 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,181 2010 Texas Demographic Center
600 2000 Texas Demographic Center