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INDEPENDENCE, TX (MARTIN COUNTY)

INDEPENDENCE, TEXAS (Martin County). Independence was in north central Martin County. In 1901 Lee Kirkpatrick, a cowboy employed by Christopher Columbus Slaughter, filed on land that would later be the site of the rural community. A school, a mile north of the Three Leagues Gin (see THREE LEAGUE, TEXAS), opened in 1929 and closed four years later. The community of Independence no longer exists.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Martin County Historical Commission, Martin County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, 1979).

Noel Wiggins

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Noel Wiggins, "INDEPENDENCE, TX (MARTIN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvi19), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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