Living in Point Blank in Texas

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Living in Point Blank in Texas

Point Blank is located 85 miles north of Houston. It's population of 559 which makes it the third largest town in San Jacinto County.

Point Blank has its own Post Office, Library with high speed internet access, San Jacinto County Annex 4 building, and a fire department that has a helicoptor landing pad.

Most of the housing in Point Blank is located on or near the shores of Lake Livingston. It is a perfect place to relax, and fish, or enjoy watersports.

Point Blank was originally called Blanc Point. It was named by a Florence Dissiway, the governess of R. T. and Henry Robinson. R. T. Robinson established the first store in Blanc Point. The first post office was established in 1884. The population remained stable at 75 until Lake Livingston was built.

Point Blank was the home of Govener George Taylor Wood. In 1839, he moved with family to Texas, settling in this area. He was a member of 6th Congress of the Republic of Texas.
Many of the small coves located in Point Blank are great places to fish. Old Hwy 190 roadbed goes into the water in Point Blank, which is always a great place to find fish.