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ATOY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Cherokee County, East Texas

FM 343 and near Atoy Creek
8 miles E of Rusk
22 miles SE of Jacksonville
26 miles W of Nacogdoches
Population: Unk

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History in a Pecan Shell

First settled before (but not developed until) the Civil War, Atoy briefly had a post office (1870-71). Although no population figures are available, Atoy seems to have reached its high-water mark in the 1930s, when it had a school, church, store, and enough students, church-goers and shoppers to keep them busy.

The Atoy school was merged with Rusk schools after WWII and today the community still has three churches, a cemetery and a few residences.
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Atoy, Texas area towns: Rusk | Jacksonville | Nacogdoches
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