Evergreen

Evergreen was a Black community between White Oak Creek and the Sulphur River, fourteen miles northwest of Mount Pleasant in northwestern Titus County. Until the 1940s the area between White Oak Creek and Sulphur River, known locally as simply "between the creeks," was an isolated, heavily wooded area generally considered inferior for farming. The roads into the locale were poor, and inhabitants had few contacts with other parts of the county. Evergreen had its origins in the mid-1870s when Green Logan homesteaded land in the area. He was soon joined by Mose Price, Abe Daughtry, and other Blacks who were able to purchase land nearby. As a community began to emerge Logan conceived of it as an area where other less fortunate Blacks could find shelter and refuge from persecution or hard times. He named the community Evergreen, taking the green from his first name and adding ever to symbolize the idea of permanence.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Evergreen is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.33372710
    Longitude
    -94.84354500

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