Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 141 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1860.
a fountain from which shall issue " streams that shall
make glad the city of God."
There is perhaps no inland town in the State, combining
in so great a degree the advantages of good
society, health, religious and educational advantages,
and business facilities, as Huntsville, and persons wishing
to procure residences would not be disappointed in
making a selection in town or vicinity.
Some twenty-five miles west of Huntsville is situated
the town of Montgomery, which constitutes the county
seat of the county of the same name. With the improving
and fast " settling up" condition of the country
around Montgomery, the town is rapidly improving, and
bids fair to become, at no distant day, an inland town
of considerable importance.
Monfgomery is situated in the first highlands, northward
of the sea coast prairies, in a very fertile, healthful
and beautifully undulating region of the State, and
surrounded by a dense population of industrious and
intelligent farmers. who have done their part towards
developing and adding to the resources of their country,
and whose honest and useful labors have brought them
Those institutions necessary to the moral health and
well being of society have been cared for duly. Sabbath
schools are regularly kept up and attended. There
is an incorporated academy, and schools are sustained
at other. points in the vicinity.
The temperance cause is in a highly flourishing progress.
In no part of the State has the temperance
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/141/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .