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NEGLEY, TEXAS

Red River County, East Texas

FM 2118, about 1.5 miles West of TX-37
10 Miles N of Clarksville
28 Miles E of Paris
37 Miles N of Mount Pleasant
64 Miles NW of Texarkana

Population: 136 est. (2010)

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Negley TX Abandoned Church
Abandoned Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

The name was to honor local resident Oliver P. Negley. Settler W. C. Gough opened a saw mill here in the 1880s and it was around this business that the community grew.

A post office was granted in 1892 and operated until 1908. In 1912 the post office was reopened and stayed open through the 1960s. The population peaked in 1927 at 100 residents, but soon after the Great Depression hit, it was reduced to a mere 25. Rebounding was not in the stars for tiny Negley and it remained around 30 through the 1960s. It slowly accumulated enough residents to reach 136 for the 1990 census where it remained for the 2000 figure.

Photographer's Note:
"Negley is located in the hardwood forests of NE Texas - a quiet region and one that is nice to visit. About all that is present now is what appears to be a hunting camp and a residence or two on the main road. There is also an abandoned church. That always saddens me when I see one.

Negley has been designated Site PPEE-117 of the Prairies and
Pineywoods Wildlife Trail - one that leads you on a memorable journey through native grasslands and into the forests of East Texas. About 2.5 miles up the road, the Tuggle Springs Cemetery is a very picturesque place. Highly recommended." - Gerald Massey
Negley TX - Site PPWE-117 Wildlife Trail
Prairies and Pineywoods Wildlife Trail
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Negley TX - Tuggle Springs Cemetery
Tuggle Springs Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Negley TX - Tuggle Springs Cemetery Historical Marker
Tuggle Springs Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Historical Marker Text

Tuggle Springs Cemetery

This burial ground was established by Andrew Jackson Tuggle (1815-1877) a farmer who moved here from Tennessee c. 1850 with his wife Elizabeth (1819-1895). When a mother and infant died in 1864, Tuggle set aside property for use as a cemetery and for a church and school. As settlers came to the area, they began to use the burial ground, which is named for Tuggle and for nearby natural springs. Besides early settlers, others buried here include veterans of conflicts dating to the Civil War. Today, the Tuggle Springs Cemetery Association, organized in 1960, continues to care for the burial ground, which features Woodmen of the World markers, grave slabs and vertical stones.
Historic Texas Cemetery-2007
Negley TX - Country Road
Country Road
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Negley TX - Negley Community Center
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Negley TX -  store
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Negley TX - Tuggle Springs Cemetery Outhouses
Tuggle Springs Cemetery Outhouses
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Red River County Texas 1907 Postal Map
Red River County 1907 Postal Map showing Negley
(Above "D" in "RED RIVER")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Negley, Texas
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