Deweyville, Texas

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Deweyville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Newton County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,190 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Deweyville is located at 30°17′47″N 93°44′58″W / 30.29639°N 93.74944°W / 30.29639; -93.74944 (30.296478, -93.749441)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29.3 km²), of which, 11.2 square miles (29.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.71%) is water.

Historical development

This settlement was established as a sawmill site by the Sabine Tram Company in 1898. It was named after George Dewey, an admiral in the United States Navy who was victorious in the Battle of Manila Bay that same year.[4] Within two years a post office would be established, and for a short time this town would be the largest town in Newton County. Electricity would be established for the residents of Deweyville in the 1920’s. [4]

The original settlement was called "Possum Bluff," and was purchased by Pierre Lavine from Bill Morrison, with a team of oxen in 1886. There is a Texas Historical Marker erected in 1967 on Highway 12 near the Texas / Louisiana border stating this information.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,190 people, 459 households, and 325 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 105.9 people per square mile (40.9/km²). There were 528 housing units at an average density of 47.0/sq mi (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.40% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

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