TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

Cherokee County TX
Cherokee County

Counties
Texas Counties


Texas Towns
A - Z

Jacksonville Hotels

More Hotels




TURNEY, TEXAS


Cherokee County
, East Texas

31 54' 33" N, 95 11' 43" W (31.909167, -95.195278)

FM 22
8 Miles N of Rusk the county seat
SE of Jacksonville
Population: 100 (1990)

Turney, Texas Area Hotels › Jacksonville Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

There was settlement in the region prior to the Civil War, but a community per se didn't materialize until around 1900 when the Texas and New Orleans Railroad built through Cherokee County.

The community was granted a post office in 1903, named after J. A. Turney, early resident. Turney had two stores and a population of seventy-five by 1914. It increased somewhat in the prosperous 20s, and remained around 100 during the Great Depression. After WWII all of Turney's businesses closed and the 1990 population remained around 100.

Cherokee County Texas 1907 Postal Map
Cherokee County 1907 Postal Map showing Turney
(Above "R" in "CHEROKEE")
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

East Texas

Turney, Texas Nearby Towns:
Rusk the county seat
Jacksonville
See Cherokee County

Book Hotel Here:
Jacksonville Hotels | More Hotels

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, landmarks and recent or vintage photos, please contact us.


Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Home »
TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
Texas Counties
Texas Towns A-Z
Texas Ghost Towns

TEXAS REGIONS:
Central Texas North
Central Texas South
Texas Gulf Coast
Texas Panhandle
Texas Hill Country
East Texas
South Texas
West Texas

Courthouses
Jails
Churches
Schoolhouses
Bridges
Theaters
Depots
Rooms with a Past
Monuments
Statues

Gas Stations
Post Offices
Museums
Water Towers
Grain Elevators
Cotton Gins
Lodges
Stores
Banks

Vintage Photos
Historic Trees
Cemeteries
Old Neon
Ghost Signs
Signs
Murals
Gargoyles
Pitted Dates
Cornerstones
Then & Now

Columns: History/Opinion
Texas History
Small Town Sagas
Black History
WWII
Texas Centennial
Ghosts
People
Animals
Food
Music
Art

Books
Cotton
Texas Railroads

Texas Trips
Texas Drives
Texas State Parks
Texas Rivers
Texas Lakes
Texas Forts
Texas Trails
Texas Maps
USA
MEXICO
HOTELS

Site Map
About Us
Privacy Statement
Disclaimer
Contributors
Staff
Contact Us

 
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved