San Jacinto County

courthouse1San Jacinto County was named for the Battle of San Jacinto which in 1836 secured Texas' Independence from Mexico and established Texas as a Republic.

San Jacinto County borders the west and south sides of Lake Livingston. It covers 628 square miles and 59  of those square miles are water. A large portion of the Sam Houston National Forest is in San Jacinto County.  This makes it a truly scenic drive on this side of the lake.

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According to the 2010 census, the population of San Jacinto County is 26,384.  The major cities with Lake Livingston influence are Coldspring (the county seat), Point Blank and Shepherd.  The school districts are Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD,  Shepherd ISD  and some areas fall under Cleveland ISD and Willis ISD.

Coldspring (population 853) has more than three dozen historical markers throughout the town.  You will enjoy visiting The Historic Heritage Center, Old Town Coldspring, the 1887 Jail Museum and the oldest continually active United Methodist Church in Texas which was established in 1848.  The town square hosts antique stores, art studios and restaurants.

Point Blank's name (population 688) derived from an early French settler who gave the community the name Blanc Point circa 1850.

Shepherd (population 2029) was founded in 1875 by Benjamin Shepherd a railroad investor. 

 

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Blue Water Cove      
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Camilla Coves  Camilla Lake Sites
Camilla Twin Harbors      Cape Royale
Cedar Valley Coldspring Terrace    Creekwood Bend  
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Edgewater Terrace  Emerald Pointe Emerald Estates         
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Forest Cove      
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Governor's Point      
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Harbour View Estates      Heritage Shores     Hidden Coves  
Holiday Shores I Holiday Shores III
Holly Glen      
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Lake Oaks Landing Lakeside Village Lakeview Estates Lakeview Hills
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Northwoods      
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Outlaw Ridge Estates      
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 Palmetto Point Paradise Cove  Point Look Out Estates Point Look Out West
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River Oaks      
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Somerset Shores  Southwood Shores    
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Tall Timbers       
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Waterwood Wolf Creek