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DOUGLASSVILLE, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
State Highways 8 and 77
12.5 Miles N of Linden

14 Miles NW of Atlanta

Population: 175 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

First settled in the 1850s, settler John Douglass is the community’s namesake.

First settlers migrated from Alabama and Georgia and modeled their Red River community after the plantations they left behind.

A post office was opened in 1854 and only closed in 1990 – a run of 136 years. In 1884 it had a population around 150 which slowly increased to 176 by 1900.

Most of the 20th Century history of Douglassville is unavailable. The population in 1980 was given as 228 and the 1990 population was 192.
Douglassville TX - St. John Missionary Baptist Church
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
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Douglassville TX - New Hope CME Church
New Hope CME Church
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Douglassville TX Church
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Douglassville TX Church

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