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County
Rains
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 820
2000 Census - 792
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Point, Texas
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Point Texas History:
Point began in 1880 as a flag station on the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad. By 1890, Point had a school, a general store, four churches and 50 residents. During its early years the economy was largely based on cotton and the town had the largest cotton gin in the nation. On August 28, 1902, newspaperman Isaac Newton Gresham and nine other men established the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America. By 1905, the Farmers Union had grown so large it had to move its headquarters to Mineola so the larger post office could handle its huge volume of mail. A National Farmers Union Monument is located in Point. By 1914, the Point ISD had a two story schoolhouse, and the town had a newspaper and 600 residents. Lake Tawakoni was impounded in 1960. The town was incorporated by the late 1960s when it had 589 residents. By 1970 lake residents at East Tawakoni had incorporated, causing Point’s 1970 population to drop to 419. Point’s economy is largely based on cattle, agriculture and lake tourism. Point is located just east of Lake Tawakoni at the intersections of U.S. 69 (Locust Street), FM 514 and FM 47 (1st Street), 32 miles northeast of Terrell, 17.8 miles northeast of Quinlan, 11 miles northeast of West Tawakoni, 6 miles northeast of East Tawakoni, 39 miles east of Rockwall, 55 miles southeast of McKinney, 21 miles southeast of Greenville, 26.6 miles south of Commerce, 49 miles southwest of Cooper, 40 miles southwest of Jim Chapman Lake, 44 miles southwest of Winnsboro, 29 miles southwest of Sulphur Springs, 29.7 miles northwest of Mineola, 28.6 miles northwest of Quitman, 10 miles northwest of Lake Fork, 7.4 miles northwest of Emory, 55 miles north of Athens, and 31 miles north of Canton, Texas.
 
Cotton Pickin' Theater, City of Point, TX:
This renovated cotton gin hosts the “Shindig Band” each Saturday night at 7:30pm, except the 4th Saturday. Each show features guest vocalists and musicians performing traditional country and gospel songs. On the 4th Saturday of each month the Rural American Idol holds singing competitions for all ages. The 1st and 3rd Saturday nights feature Country music. (903) 598-2571. (903) 598-3296. The theater is located at 223 Locust Street (U.S. 69) in Point, Texas. The City of Point is located on U.S. 69, 6 miles southeast of Lone Oak, 7.5 miles northwest of Emory, 17.8 miles northeast of Quinlan, 11.4 miles northeast of West Tawakoni, and 6 miles northeast of East Tawakoni, Texas. Email 
 
Rains County Public Library, Emory, TX:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 10am-5pm; Tue & Thu, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sunday. (903) 473-5000, Ext. 283. 150 Doris Briggs Parkway.
 
Lone Oak Public Library, Lone Oak, TX:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sunday and Monday. (903) 662-4565. The library is located at 102 Jones Street, behind the post office. Email    
 
Dalusa Organic Ranch, 120 Acres, Point, TX:
Stephanie McCarter raises 100% organic grass-fed beef. Carter rotates pasture grazing on native Texas grasses, and has two natural ponds for water use. Beef is dry aged for 21 days, wrapped in cellophane instead of plastics, and sold pre-ordered as whole, haves, and split halves. It is sold by the cut on site or from a pick-up site in Dallas near Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway. Cuts are also available at Roy’s Natural Market at 130 Preston Royal Village in Dallas. They also sell organic fed Hereford mixed cows and heifers; photos available by email. (903) 598-6822. The ranch is located at 2755 Rains County Road 1490, Point, Texas, 75472. Email