Sandy Point, Texas

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Sandy Point, Texas
City
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
Country United States
State Texas
County Brazoria
Incorporated 2002
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77583
Area code(s) 281, 832
GNIS feature ID 1346604[1]

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.

History[edit]

Sandy Point incorporated in 2002 to avoid annexation from Missouri City. in 2005 Missouri City agreed to recognize the incorporation of Sandy Point.[3]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2015 216 [6]
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sandy Point, Texas
  2. ^ http://brazoria-county.com/engineer/maps/City%20Limits%20with%20ETJ.pdf
  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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "General Documents: Route Stops and Times". Angleton Independent School District. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 

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