NAME: Dialville
COUNTY: Cherokee
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cold winter
COMMENTS: Unknown population. Cherokee County, East Texas, FM 347. 6 miles NW of Rusk, South of Jacksonville.
REMAINS: Church, old store buildings
Like other towns in Cherokee County, settlers were living in the area prior to the Civil War. In the early 1880s, the Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad arrived and storekeeper John Dial opened his business here. The community was known as Dial, Texas but when a post office was applied for - it was dicovered there was a Dial in Fannin County. In1885 the name Dialville was submitted and accepted. Although the store and post office went out of business the following year, it was reopened in 1897. In 1899 a school was opened and a year later the town was developed as a shipping point for tomatoes. The town had a thriving population of 400 by 1915. The town already had the Dialville News and a short time later a second paper (ther Reporter) was published by theater owner L. E. Scott. The population declined to only 200 by 1930s, and the Depression doomed many of Dialville's businesses. In recent years only two churches remain to mark what was once Dialville. Information listed above is from Texasescapes.com. Submitted by: Trina Haynes

Dialville Historical Marker
Courtesy Trina Haynes

Old Business
Courtesy Trina Haynes