Tigertown, six miles southwest of the site of Brenham, was an important community in the first years of settlement of Texas. This community in southwestern Washington County was also known as Tiger Point. In 1830 Philip Haddox Coe named the locality Tigertown because the men who lived there acted like tigers. Tigertown residents included prosperous planters and other Washington County citizens prominent in the political and economic life of the region. According to one source the community had a post office by 1856. By the turn of the century no remains of the settlement were left. The site of Tigertown is now a farm. Source: Handbook of Texas Online

Tiger Point received its cognomen from Phil Coe in the ’30s. because he said it was full of men who led fast and furious lives. It was a town of some importance. But it went down before the pitiless decree of fate, and the site, six miles south of Brenham, is just an ordinary Washington County farm. – The History of Brenham and Washington County, 1915 by Mrs. R. E. Pennington

Map location (above) approximate.


30° 6′ 29.484″ N, 96° 24′ 1.404″ W