WOODVILLE, TX (CHEROKEE COUNTY)
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).
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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 (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnw70), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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