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Groves, Texas is the
third largest city in Jefferson County. In the words
of our city manager, D.E. Sosa---Groves is "a great
place to live, work, learn, shop and conduct
business." This warm, friendly, well-kept community
of 17,000 is nestled between
Port Arthur and
Port Neches in
the heart of Jefferson County.
Groves had its beginning in when Asa E.
Groves looked longingly at the wide expanse of land
east of Griffin Nursery. He formed a company and
purchased 300 acres in the center of present day
Family entertainment is provided each year with the
Texas Pecan Festival, which commemorates the
planting of hundreds of pecan trees ordered by Asa
Groves and planted by Wiley Choate, a foreman at
Griffin Nursery. Many of these trees are still
standing, making the city one of the loveliest in
Groves, Texas History
Asa E. Groves, a pioneer Port
Arthurian and the editor of the paper that is now
the Port Arthur News, gave his name to the
subdivision that would later be Groves, Texas.
Many assume that the city's name is derived from
the fact that Asa Groves also arranged for Griffing
Nursery to plant hundreds of pecan trees amid the
acres he and his partners developed. Real estate
salesmen called it "The Groves" and declared that
there was nothing like it in the Gulf Coast country.
It was said that "man builds cities but nature
One of the old tales in the area's early history
recounts a group of rice farmers drilling for water
on a site where Groves Elementary School stands
today. To their great dismay they struck oil at
about 800 feet, so they filled in the well and went
elsewhere for water. It is possible that if the
group had realized the value of their discovery
Groves, instead of Beaumont, would have had the
distinction enjoyed by Spindletop today.
Rice farming was the main occupation of the few
settlers in the Groves area around the early 1900's.
In 1919, Wiley Choate, then employed by Griffing
Brothers Nursery, supervised the planting of 2,500
pecan trees that made Groves one the most beautiful
communities in this area.
In 1929, the first
elementary school was opened. Today
there are three elementary schools, and
a middle school. Groves is a part
of both the Port Neches and Port Arthur
Independent School Districts. The Groves
Public Library has been in operation
The Post Office was established in 1927.
The first store was built in the 6100
block of Jefferson in 1920. The Lions
Club, Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer
Fire Department, and other groups were
organized in the early 1940's. Also, on
September 28, 1940, the City ushered in
the modern convenience of running water
with its initial $180,000 water system.
There was even a festival to celebrate
access to treated water.
The power to annex adjacent territory
without its consent was not granted to
Groves by its citizens until the
charter change election of November 7,
1961. By that time, however, nearly all
the land which surrounds the original
Groves city limits had been annexed by
or Port Neches. Thus Groves'
boundaries and physical size are fixed.
The planting of the famous pecan trees
has made Groves one the most
beautiful communities in the area.