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PETERS PRAIRIE, TEXAS. Peters Prairie is five miles southeast of Clarksville in southern Red River County. It was named for nearby Peters Prairie, where Stephen Peters reportedly sent his slaves for timber and game. From 1945 through 2000 the population of Peters Prairie was reported as forty. The settlement often appears as part of Petersburg on maps of the county.

Cecil Harper, Jr.


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

Cecil Harper, Jr., "PETERS PRAIRIE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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