Blackberry Community

Blackberry Community (HM2DL8)

Location: Plantersville, TX 77363 Grimes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 22.947', W 95° 52.406'

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Settlers mostly from the Lower South (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia) settled this part of Grimes County near John's Creek. By the late 19th century, Blackberry became a largely African-American settlement. Most families raised livestock and such crops as cotton and corn. At its peak, the community also boasted a cotton gin, grist mill and stores. Macedonia Baptist Church dates from 1870; in 1899, William and Martha Burrell sold land to trustees A. W. Ruckett, J. L. Nickerson and Starling Baker. The church site was also an African-American school. Blackberry's population has declined since the Great Depression, and the school closed in the 1960s. Many descendants return during Macedonia Baptist Church's annual homecoming.
175 Years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
HM NumberHM2DL8
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 223875 N 3364668
Decimal Degrees30.38245000, -95.87343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 22.947', W 95° 52.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 22' 56.82" N, 95° 52' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)936
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12247 FM 1774, Plantersville TX 77363, US
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