“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Bartlett in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Donahoe Community

Donahoe Community Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, July 5, 2007
1. Donahoe Community Marker
Inscription.  Colonists settled in the late 1840s along the fertile Donahoe Creek. Samuel Gibbs Leatherman (1799-1888) arrived in 1854 and opened the first mercantile store. He gave land for the cemetery and brought in the first doctor. In 1880 Leatherman donated land for the schoolhouse. It also served as a church until 1911 when Thomas Jefferson Jones and his wife gave this site for the Baptist church. Donahoe boasted a town square, post office, telephone system and voting precinct. With the coming of good roads to other towns, Donahoe declined, leaving only the cemetery.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12393.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 30° 49.007′ N, 97° 19.932′ W. Marker is near Bartlett, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of Donahoe Road and Post Oak Road, on the right when traveling north on Donahoe Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartlett TX 76511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davilla Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bartlett Electric Cooperative (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. John Lutheran Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of German-English School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of Booker T. Washington School (approx. 5.7 miles away); First National Bank of Bartlett (approx. 5.8 miles away); City of Bartlett (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bartlett (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartlett.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 73 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 24, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 28, 2023