Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 109 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1860.
The country surrounding Marshall is gently undulating,
and very productive, and abounds with springs of
excellent water. It is healthy, and quite densely
The religious and educational advantages of Marshall
are superior to most other towns in Texas. The society
is refined and intelligent, and all the privileges and advantages
are enjoyed there, which are found in the
older States. Its location is peculiarly favorable to its
prosperity, which, combined with the public spirit of the
citizens, will no doubt render Marshall one of the most
important towns of Texas.
Henderson, in Rusk county, is also an interesting
town. Its situation is pleasant, and the appearance of
the town is rapidly improving. The vicinity abounds
with beautiful lakes of transparent water, which, combined
with other delightful scenery, renders Henderson
a most desirable place of residence. The present population
numbers about one thousand, and a very unanimous
sentiment prevails in advancing the best interests
The town is surrounded by a very fertile body of land,
which is rapidly becoming occupied with enterprising
settlers. By improvements which are in operation for
the navigation of the Sabine river, the portion of country
surrounding Henderson will soon be put in possession
of all the advantages accruing from navigation.
The recent location of a Seminary of learning, under
the patronage of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is a
favorable indication of the future literary character of
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/109/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .