The Road to Jonesville, Texas

Jonesville, Texas was originally named Border since it was so close to Louisiana. The city of Border was established sometime in the 1840s. But the historians really do not know. The town had its own post office until 1849 when the town was renamed Jonesville, after the town’s first business owner, William Jones. The neighboring town of Concord eventually merged with Jonesville and in 1868 Jonesville moved a mile south to be on the Southern Pacific Railroad. This way they could be closer to the rail way and they could ship the cotton from the surrounding area. By 1884,...

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