Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


COVE SPRINGS, TEXAS. Cove Springs, off U.S. Highway 175 some eighteen miles northwest of Rusk in northwestern Cherokee County, was first settled in the 1850s. It was named for a spring on the old Neches Saline Road, a frequent stopping point for travelers. A local school was in operation by 1896, when it had an enrollment of twenty-three. A Methodist church was organized at the community before 1900, and the Cove Springs Baptist Church was established in 1932. At its height on the eve of World War II Cove Springs had two churches, several businesses, and a number of houses. After the war many residents left the area, but in the early 1990s two churches and a few businesses still remained. The population was forty in 2000.

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

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Cove Springs, TX," accessed October 21, 2016,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!