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.
Martin County Historical Commission, Martin County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, 1979).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.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.