Myrtle Springs

Robert Warren Hooks, planter and Confederate officer, was born in the town of Leighton, Franklin County, Alabama, in 1836. He was the son of Warren and Elizabeth (Robert) Hooks. Around 1848 the Hooks relocated to Bowie County in Texas, where Hooks's father established a 5,000-acre plantation along the Red River. This site became a hub for local elites and ultimately became the town of Hooks, Texas. By 1860 the Hooks estate was valued at over $100,000 and constituted one of the largest landholdings in Bowie County. In the late 1850s Hooks was a student at McKenzie College in Clarksville. Immediately prior to the Civil War, Hooks established a home for himself at Myrtle Springs, the site of Bowie County's post office.

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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