Princeton was on the Sabine River near the site of Deweyville thirty miles northeast of Beaumont in southeast Newton County. The townsite was laid out in 1839 on Princeton Bluff (or Possum Bluff). Princeton became a ferry and boat landing for Sabine River travelers. A post office served the town briefly, from 1880 to 1881. However, Princeton never grew in size, and with the appearance of Deweyville around the turn of the century the town was abandoned.

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Place type

Princeton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

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  • (Deweyville)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated