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                                                                       CENTER GROVE, TEXAS

Center Grove, a farming community on Farm Road 1309 four miles northeast of Lovelady in southern Houston County, was founded in 1925 as a combination of two earlier communities, Pine Grove and Center Hill.

In the mid-1930s the settlement comprised a school and a number of houses. In 1966 the community had a school and an estimated population of 300.

Many of its residents have since left. In the early 1990s a number of houses were still at the site.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987). Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687-1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979).

Christopher Long