Brileytown

Brileytown, also known as Old Brileytown, was an early settlement just off U.S. Highway 59 fifteen miles northeast of Nacogdoches in northeastern Nacogdoches County. Sources suggest that the area was settled prior to the Civil War. At one time there were several stores at the site. By 1880, however, Brileytown was deserted. Subsequently, a public school began operating there before 1900; in 1904 it had an enrollment of twenty-five. The school later closed, and in the early 1990s only a church and a few scattered houses remained in the area.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Adopted by:
Jena L. Briley
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In honor of Adalaide Rambin & Andrew Jackson Briley and their descendants

Currently Exists

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Place type

Brileytown is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Old-]
  • [Briley Town]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.79434140
    Longitude
    -94.53715160

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Is Incorporated

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