Clarksville in Red River County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home of Col. Charles DeMorse
(1816 — 1887)
Founder and Editor of the
First and most important newspaper
in the region during that period
Around two log rooms built in 1833,
he erected his colonial home
in which he resided until his death.
Occupied continuously since
by his descendants
Could this old home, that he so loved, speak
fascinating tales it might unfold
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 16078.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 33° 36.759′ N, 95° 2.974′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker is at the intersection of Comanche Street and Travis Street, on the right when traveling west on Comanche Street. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Northern Standard (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red River County War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Members of Confederate Congresses (about 500 feet away); The Rev. William Stevenson (about 500 feet away); Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. (about 500 feet away); Red River Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Red River County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . Texas Escapes story about home (includes photos). (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.