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pink River County and Clarksville are literally older than the country of Texas itself. as soon as referred to as the pink River District, the realm represented all or a part of 39 present-day Texas counties. a number of the area's earliest Anglo settlements might be stumbled on alongside the pink River as early as 1816 and incorporated Pecan aspect, the Burkham cost, and Jonesboro, via the settling of Clarksville in 1833. a lot of Texas's earliest pioneers gone through the county, together with Sam Houston, who spent his first evening in Texas in Jonesboro at James and Isabella Clark's domestic; and Davy Crockett, who hung out at Whiterock at John Stiles's domestic sooner than he perished on the conflict of the Alamo. this day purple River County is called the "Gateway to Texas."

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