Manila, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: April 1, 1995

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Manila was near Box Creek nine miles southwest of Rusk in western Cherokee County. The site was probably settled in the late 1880s or early 1890s. A post office operated there from 1899 until 1906. At one time a store and a mill operated in the area, but by the 1930s the community no longer appeared on maps. In the early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained.


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

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

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995