CLARKSVILLE

Population 4,410

Altitude 442


General

Commercial center and seat of Red River County, one of the original Texas counties; created 1836 and organized in 1837. From its original area all or part of 38 other counties were created. City founded in 1834 by Capt. James Clark. Sam Houston Park on F.M. 410 in northern part of county has markers commemorating grave of Jane Chandler Gill, oldest known Anglo grave in Texas, the site of Sam Houston's entry into Texas, and the town of Jonesboro, one of the first Anglo settlements in Texas.

"Victorian" describes business district on square, oldest structures dating from 1885.


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