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

Home of Col. Charles DeMorse

(1816 — 1887)

 
 
Home of Col. Charles DeMorse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Home of Col. Charles DeMorse Marker
Inscription.
Pioneer soldier, statesman and publisher
Founder and Editor of the
Northern Standard
1842-1887
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
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 at or near this postal address: 115 Comanche Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America.
 
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
Home of Col. Charles DeMorse & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Home of Col. Charles DeMorse & Marker
(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.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Home placed on National Register of Historic Places. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Home placed on National Register of Historic Places.
Closer photo of whole house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
4. Closer photo of whole house.
 
 
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 170 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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