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SNOOK, TEXAS

Burleson County, Central Texas South
FM 60 and FM 2155
29 Miles NW of Brenham
16 Miles SW of Bryan - College Station
17 Miles SE of Caldwell

Population: 568 (2000)

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Dabney Hill Missionary Baptist Church
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Snook evolved from a smaller Czech community named Sebesta just SW of present-day Snook. When Sebesta needed a post office in the 1890s, John Snook, the postmaster in Caldwell organized the relocation of a small post office at Dabney Hill to be moved between the two communities. For his efforts the new post office was named after him. Residents from Sebesta relocated to the Snook post office and it slowly outgrew both former communities.

In 1914 the population of Snook was around 80 people served by two stores and a few basic businesses. A school named Moravia was built that year. During the 1920s, artesian wells furnished Snooks water and several nearby schools merged with the Snook school in the 1930s. The town’s proximity to Bryan - College Station benefited the community after WWII and by 1950 the population reached 140. By 1970 it was up to 384, 488 for 1990 and reaching new heights for 2000 (568).
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