Papers of Kirvin Kade Legett and his eldest son. He came to Taylor County in 1879, founding Simmons College (Hardin-Simmons University). Legett served on the Board of Trustees, and his son farmed, raised cattle, and speculated in land, oil and natural gas.
Named after Judge R. C. Kerens of St. Louis, Kerens was founded in 1881 when the St. Louis Southwestern Railway cut through Navarro County. The paper started in 1892 and continues serving the community today.