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Panola County, Texas


The Best Small Town in Texas

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Carthage is approximately 6,664 (2000), 6779 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,776 (1990), 2628 (2010).
The amount of land area in Carthage is 26.846 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.076 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carthage to Washington DC is 1112 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 240 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carthage is positioned 32.15 degrees north of the equator and 94.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Carthage elevation is 282 feet above sea level.
Carthage average annual rainfall is 43.87 inches per year
Carthage average temperature is 66 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 94 degrees F.


42 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana in eastern Texas. It is 168 miles east of Dallas and 196 miles north of Houston
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History & History Related Items

Carthage was created in 1848 when Jonathan Anderson donated 100 acres for the town.
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Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

Panola County is the birthplace of Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves, both Country & Western music stars.

Jim Reeves Memorial, east of Carthage on Highway 79
Jim Reeves died in a plane crash on July 31, 1964

Here is a page about Jim Reeves, who was born 20 August 1923 in Panola County.

The Tex Ritter Museum
For more information about the museum or for special arrangements, call 1-903-693-6634on the second floor of the historical Hawthorne - Clabaugh - Patterson House, which also serves as the Chamber of Commerce, is located two blocks from downtown Carthage on W. Panola St.
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Carthage City Government

City of Carthage
P.O. Box 400
Carthage, Texas 75633
Phone:. (903) 693-3869
Fax: (903) 693-3882

Carthage has a commission/manager form of government


Panola County homepage

Carthage Chamber

The Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 West Panola Street
Carthage, Texas 75633
Phone: (903) 693-6634

Carthage Organizations

The Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 West Panola Street
Carthage, Texas 75633
Phone: (903) 693-6634

Carthage Schools

Carthage Independent School District
#1 Bulldog Drive
Carthage, Texas 75633
Phone: 903-693-3806 Carthage


The population of Carthage was:
1970 - 5,392
1980 - 6,447
1990 - 6,496
2000 - 6,664 (estimate)

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