Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. Historical

Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. Historical (HM1TLH)

Location: Clarksville, TX 75426 Red River County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 36.678', W 95° 3.018'

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Across the street from this site, and facing the County Courthouse which was later (1885) torn down, the Donoho Hotel and stage stand operated during the Civil War, 1861-65. Travel in those years was heavy. Soldiers arriving in Texas from Arkansas, Indian Territory or elsewhere would catch the stage here for home. Many called by to give news to the Clarksville "Standard," one of fewer than 20 Texas papers to be published throughout the war. The "Standard's" emphasis on personal news from camps was valued by soldiers' families.

Stagecoach passengers for Marshall left at 4 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, going by Daingerfield and Jefferson, where steamer connections could be made. Railroad and stage connections were made at Marshall, 42 hours after the coach left here. The stage to Waco every second day went by Paris, Bonham, McKinney, Dallas, Waxahachie and Hillsboro, arriving in 4 days, 14 hours. Connections made in Waco included Henderson, Hempstead, Nacogdoches and San Antonio.

31 stage lines in Confederate Texas hauled mail, soldiers, civilians. 26 made connections with railroads or steamships, expediting travel.
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 309785 N 3720943
Decimal Degrees33.61130000, -95.05030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.678', W 95° 3.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 40.68" N, 95° 3' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Walnut St, Clarksville TX 75426, US
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