Center Grove, Texas

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Center Grove is an unincorporated community in Houston County, Texas. It is located at the intersection of FM 1309 and FM 1280.[1]


Center Grove was founded in 1925 through the consolidation of Pine Grove and Center Hill. In the 1930s, Center Grove had a few houses and a church. As of 1990, it still consists of several houses.[2] Its last population estimate was 1966, where its population is 300.


Center Grove had a school that closed down sometime after 1964. Students now attend Lovelady Independent School District.

Notable Alumni at the Former School[edit]

Howard A. Wooten- Tuskegee Airman whose portrait became a famous recruiting photo for the Air Force many years after his death. It later became the official photo of the Tuskegee Airmen Foundation.[1][3]


  1. ^ "Center Grove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Long, Christopher. "Center Grove, TX (Houston County)". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Howard A. Wooten (1920-1948) • BlackPast". BlackPast. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

Coordinates: 31°10′03″N 95°23′04″W / 31.16750°N 95.38444°W / 31.16750; -95.38444