The first shot beginning the war of the Texas Revolution was fired a mile east of Cost on October 2, 1835.
Although it is unincorporated, Cost has a post office with the zip code of 78614.
Public education in the community of Cost is provided by the Gonzales Independent School District.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cost, Texas
- Cost, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
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