Donoho, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Updated: July 6, 2019

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Donoho was on the old Rusk-Lone Star road and just east of Mud Creek seven miles northeast of Rusk in east central Cherokee County. It was established around 1900 and named for the William Donoho survey. The settlement flourished briefly but was abandoned in 1902, after the Texas and New Orleans Railroad bypassed it and the new town of Ponta was established one mile east of Mud Creek.

Cherokee County History (Jacksonville, Texas: Cherokee County Historical Commission, 1986).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Donoho, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994
July 6, 2019