a Pecan Shell
the former county seat of Cass
County was made the county seat of the newly formed Marion
County in 1852. The post office was granted the same year.
The town was reportedly named after a former Tennessean who named
it after his former home.
The county newspaper began in 1875, printed a press rescued from the
Red River that had been sunk in the Red River to prevent its capture
by Federal troops during the Civil War.
By 1885 Linden had 300 residents and became a center for a growing
lumber industry that peaked in the 1890s.
The 1930s saw Linden with 1,000 citizens but it took 30 years for
the population to double. Linden had 1,950 residents by the mid-1960s,
not far from the 2010 population.
Cass County Postal
map showing Linden
(Below "AS" in "CASS")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
My name is Diane Wooten, and I was born Carolyn Diane Cowley - Nov.3,1950
in Atlanta,Texas. My grandparents lived in Linden for as long as
I can remember. My Grandfathers name was Thomas Jefferson Foster.
He was a descendant of Steven Foster, who was the founder of Linden.
Thank you. - Diane Cowley Wooten, March 18, 2005
in Fatal Linden, Texas Car Accident
In 1954 my family and I were traveling through Linden to a new job
my Dad had. My parents were, Leanord & Francis Loucks. In the front
seat with my Dad, and Mom, was my younger baby sister (I believe
6 weeks). My older brother (I believe 5 yrs) was in the backseat.
I was two years old at the time of the accident. A couple of men
who were drinking ran head-on into our car, killing my mother. I
have had different stories about what happend to my Dad. Each of
us children were adopted into different families. I was adopted
to Bonnie and Jimmy Hall of Linden, Texas, both now deceased.
If anyone has any information on the accident, or knows anything
pertaining to this incident, please contact me. - Patricia Smith,
Dallas, Texas, firstname.lastname@example.org, July 15, 2007
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