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

The Northern Standard

 
 
On this Site Stood the Home of The Northern Standard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. On this Site Stood the Home of The Northern Standard Marker
Inscription.
On this Site Stood the Home of
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.784′ N, 95° 3.004′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker is at the intersection of North Locust Street and Madison Street, on the right when traveling north on North Locust Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 North Locust Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Col. Charles DeMorse (within
Former location site of The Northern Standard newspaper. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Former location site of The Northern Standard newspaper.
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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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