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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).
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