Nebo, TX (Cherokee County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: April 1, 1995

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Nebo was off Farm Road 346 thirty miles northwest of Rusk in northwestern Cherokee County. It was established around the time of the Civil War. A post office opened there in 1880, and by 1885 the community had a steam gristmill, a cotton gin, two churches, a district school, and an estimated sixty residents. The population reached 150 by 1892, but the community evidently declined after 1900. The post office closed in 1904, and by the mid-1930s Nebo no longer appeared on maps.


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

Christopher Long, “Nebo, TX (Cherokee County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995