Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 108 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
sessed not being adequate to the demands of the increasing
population. Ministers and teachers are essentially
needed, and could not fail of meeting with ample
Clarksville, the county site of Red river county, is
somewhat of a noted town. It is situated in the midst
of a wealthy and populous portion of country, which
secures to it the advantages necessary to its rapid
Its religious and educational interests have been subjects
of special attention, securing to the town a very
reputable moral character. Those conflicts which are
so peculiar to Texas and other newly settled countries,
have occasionally interrupted the order of affairs; yet,
as a general thing, Clarkville has had less of sectional
feeling and prejudice to contend with, than many other
towns. Its population embraces the usual varieties of
religious denominations, and which are mostly in a
Marshall, shire town of Harrison County, is situated
forty miles from Shreveport, La., in the great thoroughfare
of the vast emigration coming up Red river, moving
westward. It is one of the most thriving towns of this
portion of the State, having a population already of two
thousand inhabitants; and its future prospects are indicative
of a large and populous town. It covers more
than one square mile, and contains many handsome
residences, and several elegant public edifices. Its
eligible situation gives it a commanding appearance,
and its buildings are exhibited to good advantage.
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/108/: accessed June 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .