Prospect, TX (Marion County)


By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 8, 2021


Prospect (New Prospect) is a rural community in northern Marion County five miles north of Jefferson on U.S. Highway 59. New Prospect school had twenty-nine White pupils and one teacher in 1899. In 1938 Prospect school was a two-room schoolhouse which accommodated seventy-two elementary students and two teachers. In 1967 Prospect had a district school, a church, a cemetery, scattered dwellings, and two business establishments, and in 1983 it had a church, a district school, a cemetery, and three businesses.

Jack Reed Harvey, Survey and Proposed Reorganization of the Marion County Schools (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).

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

Mark Odintz, “Prospect, TX (Marion County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/prospect-tx-marion-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 8, 2021

Place
Prospect
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378911
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Marion County
Associated Names

New-

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.84152610°
  • Longitude: -94.36630440°