Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

DECOY, TX

DECOY, TEXAS. Decoy was off U.S. Highway 59 near the site later called Fern Lake, six miles south of Nacogdoches in southern Nacogdoches County. It began around 1900 as a flag station on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway and was known variously as Fern and Decoy. When a post office was established there in 1901, the name Decoy was chosen. By 1914 the community had the railway station, a general store, and a school. The settlement apparently declined after World War I, and by the 1930s it no longer appeared on highway maps. In the early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.

Christopher Long

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Decoy, TX," accessed May 04, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrdhz.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on TexasAlmanac.com!