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Pledger was named to honor the family of Narcissa Pledger, wife of John Walton Brown who became the first postmaster of this unincorporated community when the post office was opened in 1880 with the ZIP code of 77468. Located at the junction of Farm roads 1301 and 1728, nineteen miles north of Bay City in the northern corner of Matagorda County, Texas. The area's first settlers were brought by Stephen F. Austin, who granted titles to the land between 1824 and 1827. A branch of the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway was built from Wharton to Van Vleck in 1900 and in 1902 the townsite was platted and filed. A pipeline was completed during the 1920s from the Damon oilfields to Pledger. Oil-loading racks were built along the railroad sidings, where oil was loaded and shipped to nearby refineries. Its population was reported at 159 in 2000

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