DUNAGAN, TEXAS. Dunagan (Dunagin) was seven miles east of what is now Lufkin and five miles northwest of what became Huntington near the center of Angelina County. It was named for Isaac Dunagan and was settled in the early 1840s before Angelina County was established. The county's first commissioners' court met at Isaac Dunagan's home in 1846. The Dunagan community, along with Moses Bluff, was up for consideration to be the county seat after the Texas legislature established Angelina County in April 1846. An election resulted in twenty-six votes for Moses Bluff and two for Dunagan. A second election, held to appease dissatisfied citizens, resulted in thirty-nine votes for Moses Bluff (designated as River Place for its location on the Angelina River) and again, only two for Dunagan (called Center for election purposes). The Dunagan community faded, and no further mention was made of it in local histories. In the mid-1980s a railroad siding in the vicinity was known as Dunagan.
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.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Megan Biesele, "Dunagan, TX," accessed August 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htd20.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.