Macedonia, Liberty County, Texas

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Macedonia is an Unincorporated community in northern Liberty County, Texas. Formerly a distinct community, it is located 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of the junction of Texas State Highway 321 and Farm to Market Road 1008 and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Liberty.[1]

In 1914 a syndicate in Chicago, Illinois purchased 12,000 acres (4,900 ha) of land near the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway to form a community of Greek people that was intended to supply truck crops to supply the Galveston and Houston markets. The syndicate named the community "Macedonia," after a Baptist church in the area that had been established in 1845. Some Greek people worked at the local sawmills; the community did not organize in a manner that the founders had intended. A post office opened in 1915 and closed in 1922. Population estimates in subsequent decades ranged from 15 to 25. In the 1950s the population was mostly African-American. In 1984 several scattered buildings and a church remained at the site.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Macedonia, Texas (Liberty County)." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on March 23, 2010.

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Coordinates: 30°15′46″N 94°53′24″W / 30.26278°N 94.89000°W / 30.26278; -94.89000