|This marker in northern Red River County indicates that Sam Houston first stepped on Texas soil at the old ferry crossing site of Jonesboro.
|The beautifully restored Red River County courthouse in Clarksville houses
Republic of Texas and early statehood documents.
|The First American Settlement in Texas...
was not Austin's Colony!
|For a more thorough explanation of these land-grabs, read
my book, The Red River Valley in Arkansas.
|The Great Bend of the Red River at Fulton, Arkansas Territory marked the border between the United States and Mexico. Not all Americans
honored that division, however, and even accused the American government of working against its own citizens when representatives sided with
Mexico's legitimate claims. PS: the wooden stakes that line the river mark old docks and ferry landings along the northeastern border of the Red
River at Fulton.
|Though now Pecan Point is simply surrounded by an oxbow lake, it once was a prominent northern jut of land south of the Red River in what is
today's Red River County, Texas - which was once considered Miller County, Arkansas. Confused, yet? Click on map to go to the larger image.
|Map of Texas as a Republic in 1841 (LOC). The boundaries were in constant dispute, however; especially in the west (New Mexico), south
(Mexico believed Texas ended at the Neches River) and northeast (the Red River bend near Arkansas). Click on the map to see a cutout of the
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