Courtesy of Dale Tarkington. Jasinski Liberty County Map Tarkington in the mids near the old Nacogdoches-Lynchburg trail in northern Liberty County.
Courtesy of Dale Tarkington. Citation The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article. Originally a Mexican land grant it soon became a commercial center and was thriving even before the start of the Civil War. Modified on September 28, Uploaded on June 15, I don't know how old the school is but my grandmother went to school there before the 50's. Tarkington, the community was close to the well-traveled Nacogdoches-Lynchburg trail. Tarkington Prairie, Texas Area Destinations: Early businesses included a blacksmith, a store and a steam-powered gin. The surrounding land was well suited for crop and cattle raising, and the group of settlers soon grew to become a thriving rural community. Jasinski Liberty County Map The post office was abandoned because of the proximity of the larger post office at Cleveland. Courtesy of the Tarkington Prairie Historical Society. Cleveland Advocate, November 26, Immediately after the Civil War many veterans settled in the community, and trail drivers and shippers of goods made Tarkington Prairie a stop along this major route to the coast. Tarkington in the mids near the old Nacogdoches-Lynchburg trail in northern Liberty County. The school is off a county road but I'm not sure the CR number. Courtesy of the Texas General Land Office. Population of the community was infused by Confederate veterans who relocated from other Southern states. For more information go to: By the s there was a store-trading center, a blacksmith shop, a steam mill and gin, a combination Baptist church-Masonic lodge, and a post office. In the population was estimated at The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law. Tarkington Independent School District http: The town's namesake Sarah and Burton Tarkington are buried in a cemetery located near the new school road CR and Hwy The community also had its own post office.
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