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LAMAR COUNTY, TEXAS

33 40' 12" N, 95 34' 12" W (33.67, -95.57)

Lamar County Topics

  • History
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  • Lamar County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Choctaw County, Oklahoma (N) Red River County (E) Delta County (S) Fannin County (W) Bryan County, Oklahoma (NW)

    Lamar County History

    1936 Centennial Marker:

    LAMAR COUNTY

    Created December 17, 1840 from Red River County.
    Organized in 1841. Named in honor of Mirabeau B. Lamar, 1798-1859. Father of Texas education. President of the Republic of Texas 1838-1841.
    Lafayette, 1841,
    Mount Vernon, 1843,
    Paris, originally called Pinhook, 1844, have served as county seat.


    Lamar County Courthouse
    Texas - Lamar  County Courthouse
    Lamar County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Lamar County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat -
    Paris
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  • Amherst
  • Arthur City
  • Atlas
  • Blossom
  • Broadway
  • Chicota
  • Cunningham
  • Direct ghost town
  • Emberson
  • Faught
  • Faulkner
  • Georgia
  • Givins
  • Glory ghost town
  • Hoover aka Hooverton
  • Maxey
  • Medill
  • Milton ghost town
  • Minter
  • Mount Vernon ghost town, 2nd county seat
  • Novice
  • Palestine ghost town
  • Paris County seat
  • Petty
  • Pin Hook
  • Powderly
  • Ragtown
  • Razor ghost town
  • Roxton
  • Slate Shoals
  • Sumner
  • Taylor Town ghost town
  • Toco
  • Unity

  • Lamar County Vintage Maps
    Lamar County TX 1882 postal map
    From 1882 Texas state map #2134 showing Lamar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Lamar County TX 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Lamar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lamar County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Lamar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lamar County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Lamar County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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