Raleigh, a small rural community in Fannin County, was established during the 1830s. It derived its name from that of Raleigh, North Carolina, the hometown of its founder, John G. Jouitt. Raleigh was incorporated in 1839 and had a post office by the next year. By 1850, however, it had ceased to exist as an organized community.

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

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Raleigh is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Raleigh is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Jouitt's)


Latitude: 33.85482150
Longitude: -95.97497620

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated