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Groves

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Groves is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,733 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 16,144. It is part of the Beaumont - Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyGroves is located at . It is situated approximately eleven miles southeast of Beaumont in eastern Jefferson County. The city of Port Arthur borders Groves on three sides, while Port Neches lies to the northwest. Three State Highways – 73, 87, and 347 – pass through or near the city.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2sqmi, of which 5.2sqmi is land and 0.19% is water.HistoryIn 1886, Sam Courville moved his family from a Sabine Lake settlement in Port Arthur to a new home on 640acre of land. It would be in that same general area around 1911 that John Warne Gates purchased additional tracts of land. The land was conveyed to the Griffing brothers of Port Arthur in 1916 and three years later, Griffing Brothers Nursery employee Wiley Choate supervised the planting of several thousand pecan trees on a 385acre tract. In 1921, the Port Arthur Land Development Company took control of the site and divided the land into a residential subdivision known as Pecan Grove. The name was later shortened to "Groves," after development representative and pioneer Port Arthurian Asa Groves.
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