Deweyville in Newton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Original site, called "Possum Bluff," was purchased for $200 by Pierre Lavine from H.L. Morrison in 1886. The Sabine Tram Company purchased the land in 1897 from G. Smyth and a sawmill was built shortly thereafter. The mill soon became the center of industry for the small community. The town was later renamed for U.S. Admiral George Dewey, who served with distinction during the Spanish-American War. Peavy-Moore Lumber Company purchased the mill in 1919, but a devastating fire destroyed the mill in 1943, leaving the town without an economic center. The Sabine and Neches Valley Railway ceased operations shortly after and most citizens associated with the mill left the area.
Erected 2009 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 11111.)
Location. 30° 18.064′ N, 93° 44.897′ W. Marker is in Deweyville, Texas, in Newton County. Marker is on Old Texas 87 (State Road 272) south of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deweyville TX 77614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Confederate Military Road Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away in Louisiana); Black Education in Orange County (approx. 13.7 miles away); Emma Henderson Wallace (approx. 13.7 miles away); Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (approx. 13.7 miles away); Hollywood Community Cemetery (approx. 13.7 miles away); Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 13.9 miles away); a different marker also named Black Education in Orange County (approx. 13.9 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, Spanish-American •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019.