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Clarksville, Texas

Clarksville is the commercial center and county seat of Red River County, one of original Texas counties created in 1836 and organized 1837. From its original area all or part of 38 other counties were created. Clarksville was founded 1834 by Capt. James Clark. Sam Houston Park on F.M. 410 in the northern part of the county has markers commemorating the grave of Jane Chandler Gill, the oldest known Anglo grave in Texas, the site of Sam Houston's entry into Texas, and the town of Jonesboro, one of first Anglo settlements in Texas. "Victorian" describes business district on square, with the oldest structures dating from 1885.

Just north of the city is Lennox Woods, a 374-acre virgin forest donated to the Nature Conservancy of Texas by the Lennox Foundation. These woods were preserved by the Lennox family for four generations. The area is not open for tours, but the woods are visible from the road.

The area is also known as the eastern "Wild Turkey Capitol of Texas" with hunting leases available.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Church Theatre

The Gothic stone building that is the Old Church Theatre in Clarksville was built in the 1920's as the spiritual home of a small congregation of Red River County members of the Episcopal Church. Regular services were held in the historic building until the 1980'

Clarksville, TX Theatres

Red River County Courthouse

The Red River County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates from 1885, with its massive walls and turrets of yellow sandstone, and a remarkable clock tower. Affectionately called "Old Red," the clock ran smoothly until 1961

Clarksville, TX Historic Courthouses

Red River County Jail Museum

The Red River County Historical Society owns two homes and the Red River County Jail Museum. Miss Belle's House is one of the oldest existing structures in the county. Built in 1874, the house is a combination of the Greek Revival and Victorian styles of architecture. The Lennox house, built in 1898

Clarksville, TX Museums

Col. Charles DeMorse Home

Known as the "Father of Texas Journalism," Colonel DeMorse founded The Northern Standard, participated in the Civil War, and was the first president of the Texas Press and Editorial Association. The Gothic Greek Revival home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Clarksville, TX Historic Homes

Clarksville Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
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Clarksville, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Clarksville, TX

Turner-Chapman Gallery

This fine art gallery features the work of regional artists such as Ken Turner, Paulina Kearney, Lynda Counts, and Charles Fo...

Burleson County Historical Museum

The Burleson County Historical Museum houses items and relics of area pioneers, plus exhibits about Fort Tenoxtitln, a fort e...

Ideal Golf Ranch

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Tangle Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Keeton Park Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...