Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
from Red River County
Organized in 1841
Named in honor of
Mirabeau B. Lamar, 1798 – 1859
Father of Texas education
President of the Republic of Texas
1838 – 1841
Mount Vernon, 1843
Paris, originally called Pinhook,
1844, have served as county seat
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 8204.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 39.645′ N, 95° 36.125′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of Bonham Street (U.S. 82) and 41st Street NW, on the right when traveling east on Bonham Street. Touch for map. Located in a small roadside park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bonham Street, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Lafayette (approx. 2 miles away); Central National Road Union Station (approx. 2 miles away); John S. Chisum (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Cemetery of Paris (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Paris (approx. 2½ miles away); First National Bank of Paris (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on Lamar County. (Submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.