Dolen is at the junction of Farm roads 787 and 223, sixty-eight miles northwest of Beaumont in northern Liberty County. The Dolen post office was established in 1903 and named for an early settler. The community was built on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. Although its post office was discontinued in 1914, a voting precinct was set up at the Dolen schoolhouse the following year. Extensive gravel and sand pits southeast of the community provide the locale's most notable industry. In 1951 Dolen voters defeated an attempt to consolidate the Dolen Common School District with the Tarkington district by a 54–41 margin. Maps for the mid-1980s showed a number of buildings at the Dolen community, which still existed in 1990.
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.
Robert Wooster | © Texas State Historical Association
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