CHENANGO, TEXAS. Chenango, seven miles north of Angleton on State Highway 521 and the International Great Northern Railroad in northeast Brazoria County, was named for a town in New York State. It grew up around nearby Chenango Plantation, where the original sugar house still stood in the 90’s. The 1,300 acre plantation, located roughly a mile west of town.
Around 1835 Benjamin Fort Smith bought a portion of the property, and Monroe Edwards and his partner, Christopher Dart, purchased it for conversion from cotton to sugarcane production in 1836. Conflict over ownership between the partners resulted in resale of the plantation later.
James Love and Albert T. Burnley were partners in the plantation from July 1841 to May 1848, it was known as Parker’s (or Parking’s) Point, the name also used by the local post office from June 1847 to July 1848. At a later date, the plantation was owned by Captain Sharpe of the Eighth Texas Cavalry (Texas Rangers).
A post office was established at Chenango in 1869, discontinued in 1871, reopened in 1877, and closed sometime after 1930. The community had forty residents by 1884 and became a station on the International Great Northern Railroad Line by 1890, when the town had two general stores and a population of thirty.
A local cotton gin was operating by 1914. In 1929 the town had an estimated population of 100 and four businesses but by 1939 had declined to only fifty residents and two businesses. Voters in 1940 numbered twenty. In 1947 the community had a single business, Chenango Plantation, which raised cattle and feed. Though some oil production began by 1950, state highway maps of that year showed only an abandoned railroad station and Providence Church near the town site? The community no longer appeared in the census.
YOUR CHENANGO RANCH TODAY…..
The rich history of Chenango has contributed to bustling community it is quickly evolving into today! Today the Chenango Ranch subdivision is surrounded with restaurants, education opportunities, entertainment venues, shopping and more. Some features of Chenango Ranch include the following:
1. COUNTRY SETTING
2. COMMUNITY PICNIC AREA
3. PLAYGROUND, SPORTS COURT
4. LAKE FOR FISHING
5. TENNIS/BASKETBALL COURT
6. HORSES ALLOWED
7. EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS
8. UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
9. PRIVATE WATER SYSTEM
10. NO MUD TAX! Low Taxes
11. ONLY MINUTES TO ANGLETON, ALVIN, PEARLAND AND LAKE JACKSON
12. JUST 30 MINUTES TO TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER/ DOWNTOWN HOUSTON
The future of Chenengo is bright!
Currently Chenango Ranch has approximately 300 vacant lots, most of which were originally slated for development by the lot owners. With interest rates at all-time lows and an influx of people moving to the Houston area from all over the US, a frenzy of new motivated buyers are contributing to the growing demand for new homes. The desirable and unique features of Chenango make it ideal for future expansion; this being the top priority of several visionaries in the community. This program is being; Spearheaded under the direction of E.L. Craine of The Real Estate Concierge, along with the aid and expertise of the Chenango Ranch HOA, Famco Development, The Real Estate U Radio Show & Building, INC., and additional key Marketing Alliance Partners, Builders, Lenders and Real Estate Professionals. The Chenango Ranch community will soon be the home of hundreds of new, happy homeowners! If you would like to plant your roots in a peaceful, quiet country setting with easy access to all of the amenities of an urban metropolis then Chenango Ranch is the perfect community for you. For additional information on building your new Chenango Ranch dream home, Contact To Be Determined