Red River

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Red River, also known as Red River City, a rural settlement in north central Grayson County eight miles north of Sherman, likely existed for only two years. Some fifty people lived in this area south of the Red River early in 1872, and by common consent adopted the name Red River for their community. The names Red River and Red River City appear to have been used interchangeably. A post office served the town during 1873 and 1874. Very little information concerning the settlement was available, however, and by 1874 it likely became part of the new community of Denison, which officials of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas had chosen as a terminus.

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Brian Hart | © TSHA

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

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Red River is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Red River is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-City]


Latitude: 33.80288040
Longitude: -96.53082520

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated