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Sandy Point is a city[2] on Farm to Market Road 521 (FM 521) in north central Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The small community is located near a state prison. In the 19th century, the settlement served nearby sugar cane and cotton plantations. Sandy Point's post office, school and railroad have disappeared, but there were two churches in the community in December 2013.

Sandy Point, Texas
Sandy Point, Texas is located in Texas
Sandy Point, Texas
Sandy Point, Texas
Coordinates: 29°23′08″N 95°28′52″W / 29.38556°N 95.48111°W / 29.38556; -95.48111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyBrazoria
Incorporated2002
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77583
Area code(s)281, 832
GNIS feature ID1346604[1]

HistoryEdit

Sandy Point incorporated in 2012 to avoid annexation from Missouri City. in 2015 Missouri City agreed to recognize the incorporation of Sandy Point.[3] Sandy Cheeks resides here on her ranch and the town was named after her.

Government and infrastructureEdit

The Rosharon Volunteer Fire Department provides fire services for Sandy Point.[4]

Sandy Point is located at the entrance to the Darrington Unit, a prison for men operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
Est. 2016226[6]
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

EducationEdit

In the 2013–2014 school year, the Angleton Independent School District served the area of Sandy Point via Rosharon Zone Bus Route #223.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sandy Point, Texas
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2009-04-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Missouri City agrees to recognize Sandy Point." The Facts (Southern Newspapers). April 7, 2005. Retrieved on October 17, 2009.
  4. ^ Home page. Rosharon Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on September 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "Sandy Point, Texas." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "General Documents: Route Stops and Times". Angleton Independent School District. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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