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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clarksville, Texas

Clickable Map of Red River County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Red River County, TX (18) Bowie County, TX (18) Delta County, TX (7) Franklin County, TX (7) Lamar County, TX (45) Morris County, TX (14) Titus County, TX (8) Choctaw County, OK (8) McCurtain County, OK (11)  RedRiverCounty(18) Red River County (18)  BowieCounty(18) Bowie County (18)  DeltaCounty(7) Delta County (7)  FranklinCounty(7) Franklin County (7)  LamarCounty(45) Lamar County (45)  MorrisCounty(14) Morris County (14)  TitusCounty(8) Titus County (8)  ChoctawCountyOklahoma(8) Choctaw County (8)  McCurtainCounty(11) McCurtain County (11)
Clarksville is the county seat for Red River County
Clarksville is in Red River County
      Red River County (18)  
      Bowie County (18)  
      Delta County (7)  
      Franklin County (7)  
      Lamar County (45)  
      Morris County (14)  
      Titus County (8)  
      Choctaw County, Oklahoma (8)  
      McCurtain County, Oklahoma (11)  
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1Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 16080 — City of Clarksville
City of Clarksville incorporated December 29, 1837 Named in honor of James Clark who settled near here in 1834Map (db m96144) HM
2Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10870 — Clarksville Cemetery
This burial site was first used in the 1830s for the family of James Clark, the founder of Clarksville, who is interred here. The earliest grave is that of his father Benjamin Clark, a veteran of the American Revolution. Other graves include those . . . Map (db m96890) HM
3Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10868 — David Gouverneur Burnet
Left front Born April 14 · 1788 in Newark New Jersey Died in Galveston Texas December 5 · 1870 Delegate to the Second Convention of Texas 1833 · Judge of the Department of the Brazos 1834 Delegate to the Consultation . . . Map (db m98456) HM
4Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — First Presbyterian Church Clarksville
Clarksville's first Presbyterian Church has occupied this site on the banks of the Delaware since 1858-1859. The church was organized by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which established many congregations during the western expansion of the . . . Map (db m190033) HM
5Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 15884 — Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County
On March 2, 1836, members of the Convention of 1836 signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos, declaring Texas independent from Mexico. Of the 59 signers, five were from Red River County, more than from any of the . . . Map (db m96900) HM
6Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 16078 — Home of Col. Charles DeMorse(1816 — 1887)
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 . . . Map (db m96655) HM
7Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 16079 — James Clark
Founder of Clarksville ◊ Born in Tennessee, 1798 ◊ Died in Clarksville, 1838 Map (db m96883) HM
8Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10871 — Members of Confederate CongressesTexas in the Civil War
During the 4 years, 4 months after secession, Texas sent 18 lawmakers to the Confederate capitols. Her delegates to the Provisional Congress, Feb. 1861 to Feb. 1862, were John R. Gregg, Freestone County; John Hemphill, Travis County; Wm. B. . . . Map (db m96899) HM
9Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — Page's Tree
In 1837 a murderer named Page and two others were hanged on a limb of this large post oak tree. At the time, the tree was 96 years old. From that day on, it has been known as "Page's Tree". Map (db m96887) HM
10Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10888 — Red River County Jail
This building was completed in 1889 as the second jail for Red River County. Architects Maj. S. B. Haggart and Marshall Sanguinet designed the structure as a companion building to the County Courthouse, which had been completed five years earlier. . . . Map (db m96903) HM
11Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — Red River County War MemorialLest We Forget
In grateful memory we dedicate this memorial to those from Red River County who died in the service of their country. They stand in the unbroken line of patriots who were willing to die so freedom might live and grow and increase . . . Map (db m98452) WM
12Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10872 — Red River Courthouse
Records date from 1836. Fifth courthouse for county. Built 1885. Italian Renaissance design. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (Sub-plate) This property has been placed on the . . . Map (db m96905) HM
13Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10892 — St. Paul Methodist Church
Originally constructed in 1883 under leadership of the Rev. John Jackson. One of the first Negro church buildings in Red River County. Prior to this members worshipped in makeshift quarters. Rebuilt in 1937. Six generations have worshipped here. . . . Map (db m96904) HM
14Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10893 — Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A.
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, . . . Map (db m96651) HM
15Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10886 — The Northern Standard
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 . . . Map (db m96657) HM
16Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10894 — The Rev. William Stevenson(October 4, 1768 - March 5, 1857)
Frontier minister; friend of Stephen F. Austin, father of Texas. A circuit rider in Missouri Conference, Methodist Church, Mr. Stevenson in 1815 made a pastoral trip to Pecan Point, home of Claiborne Wright, member of newly-arrived Anglo-American . . . Map (db m96898) HM
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Aug. 18, 2022