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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Paris

 
 
Paris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Paris Marker
Inscription.  This site marks the first call for survey of the city of Paris, Republic of Texas, 1844. Geo. W. Wright, early settler, soldier in Texas War for Independence, congressman of the Republic, donated 50 acres of land for Lamar County Seat. Plat of lots, blocks and streets was drawn, and from that beginning grew the present city.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8214.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 33° 39.766′ N, 95° 33.525′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street NW and West Price Street, on the left when traveling south on 3rd Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 3rd Street NW, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamar County, C. S. A. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lamar County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); John James Culbertson (approx. 0.2 miles
Marker at intersection of Price and 3rd Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Marker at intersection of Price and 3rd Streets.
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away); The Paris Fire, 1916 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery of Paris (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paris Fire Department (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paris Public Schools (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on Paris Texas. (Submitted on September 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Paris Marker near the Hole in the Wall Cafe. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Paris Marker near the Hole in the Wall Cafe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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