Point was supposed to be Rice's Point during the submission of a name for the post office in honor of pioneer settler William Rice, a Kentuckian who had settled the area in the 1840s when it was a part of Van Zandt County. However, it was rejected but the name Point was accepted. It has a total area of 2.8 square miles is situated at the junction of U.S. Route 69 and Farm Roads 47 and 514 in northwestern Rains County, approximately eight miles northwest of Emory and sixty miles east of Dallas. The city also became a flag station on a section of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas (MKT) Railroad being built from Mineola to Greenville in 1880. In 1913, Point established the first independent school district in Rains County. The city was incorporated in 1966. The City of Point is also served by the Rains Independent School District. The population was 879 in 2017. They also have one airport, Bucker Field Airport (TE74) with 1 Runway.
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