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    MANILA, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Cherokee County, East Texas
    9 miles SW of Rusk
    East of Palestine

    Population: 0

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town was settled in the late 1880s or early 1890s.

    Manila might've been renamed during the fervor of the Spanish American War since the post office started operations in 1899 - shortly after Dewey's defeat of the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay.

    The town reportedly had a store but the post office closed in 1906 and it stopped appearing on maps in the 1930s.
    Cherokee County Texas 1907 Postal Map

    Cherokee County 1907 Postal Map still showing Manila
    (Below "ER" in "CHEROKEE")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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