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Re: Little town named DONIE?
Posted by: Modene Thornton (ID *****1771) Date: May 11, 2009 at 06:17:13
In Reply to: Little town named DONIE? by Carol Young of 475

Hi,
The "little town named Donie" was, at one time, called "Dewy/Dewey/Dewie Prairie." It is located in the southern portion of the county.

The Trinity and Brazos Valley Railrway went that that area around 1906.

The courthouse is located in Fairfield.

There is a good library in Teague and one in Fairfield, however, they do not have much in the way of genealogical resources on their shelves.

If you want to do research on people, your best bet is the Freestone County Genealogical Society's research room in Fairfield. This room is not open on any regular basis, but there are phone numbers posted on the window of volunteers who are willing to open the room for people to do research.

If you want to do research on the railroad, you need to go to the Burlington Rock Island Museum, located in the depot that was built when the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad came through that area. The museum is in Teague and is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5.

Freestone County Genealogical Society has published, in "A History of Freestone County - Its Communities - Its People - Phase Two" excerpts about the community and the people from the 1906 Teague Chronicle which tells about the railroad coming through the area.

There is also, in that same book, an article written by a member of FCGS telling the history of Donie, Texas.

I hope this helps some
Modene


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