Snipe, Texas

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Snipe, Texas
Unincorporated community
Snipe is located in Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°07′25″N 95°28′56″W / 29.12361°N 95.48222°W / 29.12361; -95.48222Coordinates: 29°07′25″N 95°28′56″W / 29.12361°N 95.48222°W / 29.12361; -95.48222
Country United States
State Texas
County Brazoria
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77515
Area code(s) 979
GNIS feature ID 1380567[1]

Snipe is an unincorporated community in central Brazoria County, Texas, United States. It was formerly a distinct community. The location of Snipe is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Angleton on the Union Pacific Railroad and Oyster Creek. Raymond Weems, Snipe's first postmaster, named Snipe after a facetious reference made about the place by his father's hunting partner.[2]

A post office operated in Snipe from 1921 to 1949; the post office served the Retrieve Prison Farm (now the Wayne Scott Unit).[2]


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