Donie in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Worthy Store
At this location in 1906, Alabama native Dillard Monroe Worthy opened a general merchandise store. He was later joined by his son, Roy, and the business became D.M. Worthy & Son. It provided residents with essential items and included farming materials, butcher and blacksmith shops, funeral supplies and lumber. D.M. Worthy had other interests as well, serving as first president of Guaranty State Bank (later Donie State Bank) and opening other businesses. He was also instrumental in bringing a spur track of the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway near Donie. The store closed soon after he passed away in 1930, but Roy reopened it in 1939. Roy Worthy died in 1956, and the store remained in operation for several more years before it burned.
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14047.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 31° 28.65′ N, 96° 13.362′ W. Marker is in Donie, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 Main Street, Donie TX 75838, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Salem Predestinarian Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Captain Richard B. Haley (approx. 7 miles away); Colonel Robert Simonton Gould (approx. 8.6 miles away); James and Julia Anderson House (approx. 9.2 miles away); Jewett Methodist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); History of the Frisco Emblem (approx. 9.4 miles away); Hattie Barnes Adkisson (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.