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TUSCALOOSA, TEXAS

On the Trinity River

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Walker County, East Texas

About 12 Miles N of Huntsville the county seat
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

After nearby Cincinnati was ravaged by a yellow fever epidemic in 1853, many residents of that town fled here. Located on a bend in the river, it was first known as Wyserís Bluff.

Briefly known as Osceola (after John C. Calhoun's plantation in South Carolina), the name was changed to honor the hometown of many residents.

With a natural landing for the Trinity River steamboats, the town became Walker Countyís most important connection with the outside world (until the arrival of the railroad). A post office was granted in 1858 and remained open until 1869.

An investigation into the feasibility of mining lignite was abandoned after the ore proved to be of poor quality. After the arrival of the railroad in the 1870s, residents moved to Riverside.

Walker County TX 1867 Map
1867 Walker County map showing Tuscaloosa (N of Huntsville)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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