Three States

Three States is a small community located on State Highway 77 about nine miles southeast of Atlanta on the eastern border of Cass County. The town sits at the conjunction of the Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana borders, which explains the origin of its name. Early development probably came about as a result of the oil boom in the area in the 1920s, and in the 1930s county maps showed rows of dwellings and several businesses along the highway. In the latter half of the twentieth century the town consisted of housing on the Texas side and a few small businesses on the Arkansas and Louisiana sides. No population estimates were available until 2000 when the census recorded forty-five residents.

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

Three States is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.01930050
    Longitude
    -94.04268210

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Three States by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
45 2009 Local Officials