Clarksville in Red River County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Northern Standard
A pioneer Texas newspaper edited
and published from August 20, 1842
to October 25, 1887 by Colonel
Charles DeMorse (1816-1887) ◊ A loyal
statesman and a finished scholar
often referred to as "The Father
of Texas Journalism" ◊ After his
death the paper was continued
until December 6, 1888 by his
daughter Isabella DeMorse Latimer ◊
"Long shall our banner brave the
breeze - the standard of the free"
appeared on each issue
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 10886.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1842.
Location. 33° 36.784′ N, 95° 3.004′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 North Locust Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Col. Charles DeMorse (within shouting distance of this marker); Red River County War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red River Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County (about 600 feet away); The Rev. William Stevenson (about 600 feet away); Members of Confederate Congresses (about 600 feet away); Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. (about 600 feet away); Red River County Jail (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
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Also see . . .
1. University of North Texas Collection of the Northern Standard Newspapers. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Texas State Historical Association article on Clarksville Standard. Formerly the National Standard (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.