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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Red River County, TX (24) Bowie County, TX (23) Delta County, TX (8) Franklin County, TX (14) Lamar County, TX (48) Morris County, TX (18) Titus County, TX (11) Choctaw County, OK (32) McCurtain County, OK (11)  RedRiverCounty(24) Red River County (24)  BowieCounty(23) Bowie County (23)  DeltaCounty(8) Delta County (8)  FranklinCounty(14) Franklin County (14)  LamarCounty(48) Lamar County (48)  MorrisCounty(18) Morris County (18)  TitusCounty(11) Titus County (11)  ChoctawCountyOklahoma(32) Choctaw County (32)  McCurtainCounty(11) McCurtain County (11)
Clarksville is the county seat for Red River County
Clarksville is in Red River County
      Red River County (24)  
ADJACENT TO RED RIVER COUNTY
      Bowie County (23)  
      Delta County (8)  
      Franklin County (14)  
      Lamar County (48)  
      Morris County (18)  
      Titus County (11)  
      Choctaw County, Oklahoma (32)  
      McCurtain County, Oklahoma (11)  
 
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1 Texas, Red River County, Clarksville — 10866 — A House of the William Becknell Family
William Becknell (1788-1856) of Missouri is renowned for opening the Santa Fe Trail from the United States into Spain's New World Empire in 1821. He and his wife Mary settled in 1835 near here, on Becknell's Prairie, with a daughter and two sons. On . . . Map (db m234358) HM
2 Texas, 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
3 Texas, 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
4 Texas, 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 m240789) HM
5 Texas, 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
6 Texas, 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
7 Texas, 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
8 Texas, Red River County, Clarksville — 12559 — J.D. Tippit
Slain in the line of duty while on alert for President John F. Kennedy's assassin, J. D. Tippit (1924-1963) grew up on his family's farm near this site. He served as a paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division during World War II and received the . . . Map (db m224405) HM
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9 Texas, Red River County, Clarksville — 16079 — James Clark
Founder of Clarksville ◊ Born in Tennessee, 1798 ◊ Died in Clarksville, 1838 Map (db m96883) HM
10 Texas, 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
11 Texas, 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
12 Texas, 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
13 Texas, 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
14 Texas, 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
15 Texas, 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
16 Texas, 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
17 Texas, 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
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18 Texas, 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
19 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 14494 — Clarksville
Historic black neighborhood. Settled in 1871 when Charles Clark, a freedman, bought two acres of land on present Tenth Street. This formed the nucleus of the community that Clark, according to tradition, wanted to start for his people. For . . . Map (db m25800) HM
20 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 16464 — Confederate Men's Home
The Confederate men's home began in 1884 as a project of the John B. Hood Camp of United Confederate Veterans and was intended as a residence for disabled and indigent Confederate veterans. Potential residents were required to prove that they had . . . Map (db m79396) HM
21 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 14518 — Family Home of Dr. R. K. Smoot1876 - 1905
Pastor First Southern Presbyterian Church. Built 1877 of bricks hand made on Barton Creek. Site of founding, 1882, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and 1889 wedding of Wm. Sidney Porter (the writer, O. Henry) and Miss Athol Estes. . . . Map (db m206707) HM
22 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 12736 — Henry H. and Bertha Sterzing Ziller House
Henry (1853-1924) and Bertha (1857-1900) Ziller, both members of families who came to the Austin area from Germany, married in 1876 and purchased this property in 1881. Records indicate that a residence, built about 1877, already existed on the . . . Map (db m26774) HM
23 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 17537 — Hezikiah Haskell House
The community of Clarksville is an early freedman's community that was established after the Civil War. Freed slave Charles Clark founded the community in 1871 as a place where former slaves could reunite with their family members, direct their . . . Map (db m184512) HM
24 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 15198 — Judge Calvin Maples Cureton(September 1, 1874 – April 8, 1940)
Born in Bosque County of a noted pioneer family. A legislator (1909-13); first Assistant Attorney General (1913-18); Attorney General (1918-21). As Chief Justice (1921-40) Texas Supreme Court, recorded longest service in court’s first century. . . . Map (db m149748) HM
25 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 15110 — Las Ventanas
Built 1875-1876 by A.J. Jernigan, Travis County Treasurer, 1873-1888 and 1894-1896; of handmade, sun dried brick in transitional style between Greek Revival and Victorian period, 1880's-1890's. Name - meaning “the windows” - is for . . . Map (db m25691) HM
26 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 13654 — Mathews School
In 1916, the Austin School District built three elementary schools, including two identical ones: Metz on the east side of town and Mathews on the west. Architect Dennis R. Walsh designed both schools, but only Mathews remains in use. Named for . . . Map (db m26138) HM
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27 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 6415 — The William Green Hill House
Tennessean William Hickman Hill settled in Austin in the 1850s. He and his family became cultural and civic leaders. A grandson, William Green Hill (1853-1903), and his wife Ella Ione (Sanders) had this house built in 1890, angling it to catch . . . Map (db m119539) HM
28 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Clarksville — 14935 — TMI Castle
Founded in 1868 in Bastrop, the Texas Military Institute moved to Austin in 1870. The same year, this Victorian “Castle” was built to serve as headquarters for the young men’s preparatory school. Prominently sited on top of a hill in . . . Map (db m155951) HM
 
 
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