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WOODVILLE, TEXAS (Cherokee County). The tiny community of Woodville is located about a mile west of Farm Road 2962, six miles east of Rusk in eastern Cherokee County. This African-American settlement was founded sometime after the Civil War, and farmers, including many sharecroppers, lived in the area. In 1884 Woodville had a school, and Benjamin H. Tucker served as teacher. By the 1930s houses, two schools, a church, and several businesses were in the area. The community still appeared on maps in the 1990s, but the 2000 census recorded only twenty residents.


Cherokee County History (Jacksonville, Texas: Cherokee County Historical Commission, 1986).

Laurie E. Jasinski


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Laurie E. Jasinski, "WOODVILLE, TX (CHEROKEE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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