Joyce, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

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Joyce, near Maud off present-day U.S. Highway 67 fourteen miles southwest of Texarkana in south central Bowie County, was probably first settled after the Civil War. At its height around 1900 it had a store, a church, and a few houses. When Wright Patman Lake was constructed in the mid-1950s, much of the area was inundated, and the site was abandoned.


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

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

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February 1, 1995