Red Hill

Red Hill is at the junction of State Highway 8 and Farm Road 995, eight miles north of Linden in central Cass County. It was named by William Lambert, an early settler, for the red, clayey bank of Frazier's Creek, upon which it is located. A post office operated there from 1878 until 1905. The town was probably at its peak in 1884, when lumbering and livestock were the principal resources; that year it had saw and grist mills, three churches, a district school, and a population estimated at 130. By 1890 most of the businesses had moved to points along the rail lines, and the population of the town had fallen to thirty. Throughout the twentieth century the population of the community has fluctuated between twenty and forty. In 1983 Red Hill had a town hall, two businesses, and an estimated population of twenty. The population estimate remained the same in 1990. By 2000 the population was twenty-eight.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Red Hill is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.12318400
    Longitude
    -94.37130550

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Red Hill by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
28 2009 Local Officials