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Long Point, Texas

Long Point, Texas
unincorporated area
View looks southeast on FM 361 at its intersection with FM 1994.
View looks southeast on FM 361 at its intersection with FM 1994.
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77461
Area code(s) 979

Long Point is an unincorporated area in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. It is located 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Richmond, Texas at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1994 and Farm to Market Road 361. There is no road sign identifying the community, though the nearby roads carry its name. Petroleum and sulphur were extracted near the community in the 1930s. Electric transmission towers pass through the site and a county landfill is located to the northeast.


Though Long Point is not marked on road signs, it is preserved in the naming convention of the roads that intersect there. FM 361, which goes northwest from Long Point toward Fairchilds, is also named Fairchilds-Long Point Road. FM 1994, which runs from northeast to southwest, is also called Whaley-Long Point Road to the northeast and Guy-Long Point Road as it runs southwest toward Guy. A county landfill forms a prominent hill 0.8 miles (1.3 km) to the northeast of the intersection of the two farm to market roads. Electric transmission towers pass overhead within a few feet of the road intersection. The towers originate at the W. A. Parish power plant in Thompsons and go to the southwest. An abandoned railway right-of-way parallels the transmission towers. FM 1994 is nearly parallel to the transmission towers and passes under them exactly at the intersection with FM 361.[1]


According to local lore, Long Point was named for a point of timber that jutted into the prairie near the site. By 1936, sulphur was mined nearby and the settlement had its own school. The community was served by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and a paved road. That year the Long Point oilfield was located to the east of the settlement and continued to operate as late as 1987. Long Point never had a post office and its population numbers were never recorded. Its location was marked on county maps in 1987.[2]


Long Point is located in the Needville Independent School District. Needville High School serves the community.


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