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Clarksville in Red River County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A.

 
 
Stagecoach Stand, <small>C. S. A.</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. Marker
Inscription. Across the street from this site, and facing the County Courthouse which was later (1885) torn down, the Donoho Hotel and stage stand operated during the Civil War, 1861-65. Travel in those years was heavy. Soldiers arriving in Texas from Arkansas, Indian Territory or elsewhere would catch the stage here for home. Many called by to give news to the Clarksville "Standard," one of fewer than 20 Texas papers to be published throughout the war. The "Standard's" emphasis on personal news from camps was valued by soldiers' families.

Stagecoach passengers for Marshall left at 4 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, going by Daingerfield and Jefferson, where steamer connections could be made. Railroad and stage connections were made at Marshall, 42 hours after the coach left here. The stage to Waco every second day went by Paris, Bonham, McKinney, Dallas, Waxahachie and Hillsboro, arriving in 4 days, 14 hours. Connections made in Waco included Henderson, Hempstead, Nacogdoches and San Antonio.

31 stage lines in Confederate Texas hauled mail, soldiers, civilians. 26 made connections with railroads or steamships, expediting travel.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10893.)
 
Location. 33° 36.678′ 
Marker is on left of photo, with the Red River Bank behind it on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Marker is on left of photo, with the Red River Bank behind it on Main Street.
N, 95° 3.018′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Walnut Street and Main Street (U.S. 82). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Walnut Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. William Stevenson (here, next to this marker); Members of Confederate Congresses (a few steps from this marker); Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County (a few steps from this marker); Home of Col. Charles DeMorse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Northern Standard (about 600 feet away); Red River County War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Red River Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red River County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Marker is just to right of the American Flag on left side of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Marker is just to right of the American Flag on left side of photo.
Marker located near a memorial to Confederate soldiers who served and those who died.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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