DONOVAN, TEXAS. Donovan was a logging camp and railway station east of Huntington in east central Angelina County. It was established by the Long Bell Lumber Company and was named for a lumberman. The town was active before 1915 and again around 1930. In 1900 the Texas and Louisiana Railroad completed 14½ miles of track to Donovan from Lufkin and in 1902 another 7½ miles from Donovan east to Monterey. In 1904 this railroad became part of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas. Donovan acquired a post office in 1927; the postmaster was Oma Wall. Postal service moved to Huntington in the early 1930s.
Angelina County Historical Survey Committee, Land of the Little Angel: A History of Angelina County, Texas, ed. Bob Bowman (Lufkin, Texas: Lufkin Printing, 1976).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Megan Biesele, "Donovan, TX," accessed February 12, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvd32.
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