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County
Newton
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 1,023
2000 Census - 1,218
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Towns
Deweyville, Texas
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Deweyville Texas History:
The town was established in 1898 when the Sabine Tram Company built a sawmill at the site near an old ferry crossing on the Sabine River at an area known as Princeton, or Possum Bluff. The community was named after Admiral George Dewey. The Deweyville post office was established in 1900. Deweyville was a company town with the general store, hotel, community house, and employee housing all owned by the lumber company. In 1898, the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway established a line between Deweyville and Beaumont. A. J. Peavy also built the fifteen-mile Sabine and Neches Valley railway from Deweyville to Gist, thus linking Deweyville with the Orange and Northwestern Railway. Until the Deweyville sawmill was destroyed in a 1943 fire, and the Sabine and Neches Valley railway was abandoned, Deweyville was the largest town in Newton County. Today, many Deweyville residents commute to Orange or Beaumont for work. Deweyville is situated on the west bank of the Sabine River, across the river from the state of Louisiana via SH 12. It is located on SH 12 and SH 87, 16.7 miles north of Orange, 35.5 miles northeast of Port Arthur, 36 miles northeast of Port Neches, 29 miles northeast of Beaumont, 24 miles northeast of Bridge City, 36 miles slightly southeast of Silsbee, 41 miles northeast of Lumberton and Village Creek State Park, 27 miles southeast of Buna, 36 miles southeast of Kirbyville, 47 miles south of Newton, and 61.5 miles southeast of Jasper, Texas.
 
SH 12 Sabine River Swing Bridge, 1938:
The bridge replaced a ferry crossing between Louisiana and Texas. It was a WPA project was constructed by contractors Forcum-James between 1936 and 1938. The bridge was last opened in 1995, when it took three days to prepare the bridge to swing. After this incident, the Coast Guard designated the Sabine River as a non-navigable waterway. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of two surviving swing bridges of this type in Texas. The other surviving bridge is the1940 SH 87/73 Cow Bayou Swing Bridge northeast of Bridge City, Texas. 
 
Deweyville Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. (409) 746-0222.
 
Annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival, Apr:
Activities include a parade, a pageant, a carnival, live music, a crawfish eating contest, a pie contest, a 5K run, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, horseshoes, volleyball, kick ball, and free games. Open Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. An admission fee applies. (409) 659-3998. This event is held at the MCF Grounds at 7411 Cohenour Road in Mauriceville, Texas. Mauriceville is located 11 miles southwest of Deweyville, and 20 miles northeast of Beaumont, Texas. Mauriceville Map; Click to Enlarge  Mauriceville Texas Area Map