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RED HILL, TX (CASS COUNTY)

RED HILL, TEXAS (Cass County). Red Hill is at the junction of State Highway 8 and Farm Road 995, eight miles north of Linden in central Cass County. It was named by William Lambert, an early settler, for the red, clayey bank of Frazier's Creek, upon which it is located. A post office operated there from 1878 until 1905. The town was probably at its peak in 1884, when lumbering and livestock were the principal resources; that year it had saw and grist mills, three churches, a district school, and a population estimated at 130. By 1890 most of the businesses had moved to points along the rail lines, and the population of the town had fallen to thirty. Throughout the twentieth century the population of the community has fluctuated between twenty and forty. In 1983 Red Hill had a town hall, two businesses, and an estimated population of twenty. The population estimate remained the same in 1990. By 2000 the population was twenty-eight.

Cecil Harper, Jr.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Cecil Harper, Jr., "RED HILL, TX (CASS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnr17), accessed December 21, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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