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Deweyville, Texas

History

Deweyville. Original site, called "Possum Bluff," was purchased with a team of oxen by Pierre Lavine from Bill Morrison, 1886. Town was renamed for Admiral George Dewey during Spanish-American War. Leading industry, sawmill, was built by Sabine Tram Co., 1897; and was owned 1919-1943 by Peavy-Moore Lumber Co. - Historical Marker Text  Marker erected 1967.  Located on State Highway 12 in Deweyville.

Location

30° 18' 23.67" N, 93° 44' 45.6792" W