Moores' Landing

By: Virginia H. Taylor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: March 1, 1995

Moores' Landing was on the William Crutcher and James B. Floyd surveys on the banks of the Sulphur Fork of the Red River in Bowie County two miles west of the Texas-Arkansas state line. It was named for the Moores family, early settlers in Bowie and Cass counties. During Moores' Landing's existence, the Sulphur Fork carried twenty feet of water and was navigable for at least fifty miles upstream. Moores' Landing lost its importance when the Texas and Pacific railway was completed between Jefferson and Texarkana in 1873. A post office operated from March to September 1874.

J. J. Scheffelin, Bowie County Basic Background Book (n.d.).

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

Virginia H. Taylor, “Moores' Landing,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 27, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995

Moores' Landing
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Bowie County
Associated Names