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Promotion: Nearby Van Zandt County

Russell, twelve miles northwest of Canton in northwest Van Zandt County, was a switch on the Texas and Pacific Railway and later the site of an abandoned railroad station. The town was named for Eric Russell, who owned the site. The Memorial Methodist Church, founded in 1875, was destroyed by a tornado and rebuilt in 1890. A population of ten recorded in 1930 had postal service from Wills Point, but by 1936 only scattered dwellings remained. Subsequent state highway maps no longer listed the community.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © 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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Russell is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Russell is classified as a Town

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated