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.

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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