Dobrowolski was on State Highway 97 six miles southwest of Jourdanton in west central Atascosa County. The settlement, originally called Tobey (Toby), had a post office from 1894 until 1919 and was still indicated on county maps as late as the 1940s. Tobey was named for Thomas Toby, a land speculator in the area around 1858; he was said to have managed a large ranch in New Orleans. In 1896 the population in Tobey was 200; that year the town had a general store, a gin, and a music teacher. In 1904 the school had thirty-eight students and one teacher. The number of students increased to sixty-five by 1913 and eighty-one in 1934, when the school had two teachers. The school was consolidated with the Charlotte school around 1936. The Tobey post office was closed in 1919.
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