Sand Hill

Sand Hill is a community four miles southwest of Center in southern Shelby County. In 1903 there was a White common school district named Sand Hill that served thirty-four children. The community named Sand Hill, however, is a predominantly Black rural community that was probably named for the deep, sandy soils and the numerous hills in the area. The town developed around Mount Horeb Baptist Church, which was organized around 1908. In 1988 the community had the church, a cemetery, and scattered houses.

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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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Sand Hill is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.74239750
    Longitude
    -94.19325380

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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