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ATHENS TILE AND POTTERY COMPANY

ATHENS TILE AND POTTERY COMPANY . Athens Tile and Pottery Company of Athens, Texas, a pottery and clay products manufacturer, was founded in ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/09/2010 - 16:17 - 0 attachments

ATHENS, TX

ATHENS, TEXAS . Athens, the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World," is located thirty-five miles ... (1846), then Centerville by election (1848), and finally Athens (1850); neither of the first two county seats was within the new county ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/09/2010 - 16:29 - 0 attachments

ATHENS REVIEW

ATHENS REVIEW . The Athens Review is among the oldest newspapers in Henderson County and the ... editors. The earliest newspaper in Henderson County, the Athens Bulletin , was established in 1873 by J. H. Cox and Professor J. E. ...

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LAKE ATHENS

LAKE ATHENS . Lake Athens, formerly known as Flat Creek Reservoir, is on Flat Creek in the Neches River basin eight miles east of Athens in Henderson County (centered at 32°12' N, 94°43' W). The project is ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 17:50 - 0 attachments

WOFFORD, TX

... TEXAS . Wofford is located five miles southwest of Athens on the west side of a branch of Walnut Creek in central Henderson County. The town was settled by the Wofford family of Athens in the 1860s. It was named for B. W. J. (Bill) Wofford, a businessman ...

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MCDONALD, JOHN MATTHEW

... immigrants. McDonald came to Texas in 1845, settling in Athens, Henderson County. He worked as a lawyer and school teacher. In 1858 ... affairs of Henderson County. He served as mayor of Athens, one term as county judge, and four terms as justice of the peace. In ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 18:25 - 0 attachments

LARUE, TX

... 175 and Farm roads 2588 and 607, twelve miles southeast of Athens in southeastern Henderson County. The first settlement in the area was ... a twelve-mile station and named it for Joseph T. La Rue of Athens, who was instrumental in acquiring the right-of-way in the county. The ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 17:46 - 0 attachments

HENDERSON COUNTY

... in East Texas between the Neches and Trinity Rivers. Athens, the largest city and county seat, is near the geographical center of ... courthouse stands. The name of the new county seat, Athens, was suggested by Dulcina A. Holland (later Mrs. Dull Avriett), who ...

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EUSTACE, TX

... . Eustace, on U.S. Highway 175 some ten miles northwest of Athens in northwestern Henderson County, was on the J. M. Beltram survey. In ... Orleans Railroad extended its line eastward from Kemp to Athens, the area reportedly had only one inhabitant, who occupied a rented log ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 16:54 - 0 attachments

STIRMAN, WINFIELD BROWN

... 1860 Stirman had prospered. Listed as a farmer living near Athens in Henderson County, he claimed $2,900 in personal and real estate ... Stirman died in Henderson County in 1918 and was buried at Athens City Cemetery. He was a Mason, having been initiated on September 19, ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - lj0094 - 09/17/2014 - 17:26 - 0 attachments