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DETROIT, TEXAS

Birthplace of John Nance Garner

Red River County, East Texas

3339'42"N 9515'52"W (33.661703, -95.264524)

On Hwy 82
2 miles E of the Lamar County Line
East of Paris
West of Clarksville the county seat
ZIP code 75436
Area code 903
Population: 683 Est. (2019)
732 (2010) 776 (2000) 706 (1990)

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Downtown Detroit, Texas
Downtown Detroit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006

History in a Pecan Shell

Former Vice-President John Nance Garner's birthplace is about 6 miles SW on FM 410. Garner's name is more closely linked with Uvalde, Texas, where he had a vast sheep ranch. Garner and Sam Rayburn (who grew up in Fannin County) were fast friends throughout their lengthy terms of service in Washington. Rayburn, although a long-term resident of North Texas, was actually born in Tennessee.

The Starkesville Post Office moved to the new townsite along the Missouri Pacific Railroad and after the move was known as Bennett. Detroit, Michigan was the hometown of the railroad agent and he saw fit to rename the town Detroit.

The approximately 700 people of Detroit have done a great job of keeping their town looking its best.


Detroit TX Water Tower
Detroit Water Tower
Photo courtesy Brian Truncali, July 0009
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Detroit, Texas - Downtown
Downtown Detroit
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


 Detroit,  Texas - First Christian Church
First Christian Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006


Detroit,  Texas - First Christian Church
First Christian Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


Detroit,  Texas - First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


Detroit,  Texas - Martin Memorial United Methodist Church
Martin Memorial United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Detroit,  Texas - Tabernacle
Detroit Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


Detroit,  Texas - US Post Office
U S Post Office, Detroit TX 75436
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Detroit,  Texas - Bennett Lodge
Detroit Bennett Lodge
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


Detroit,  Texas - Bennett Lodge sign
Bennett Lodge sign
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Detroit,  Texas - Brick Building
Brick Building
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


Detroit,  Texas -  City Limit
Detroit City Limit
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010


Detroit,  Texas -  Welcome Sign
Welcome to Detroit. Established 1876
Photo courtesy Brian Truncali, July 2009


Bluff Texas Cemetery Gate
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Bluff Cemetery

CR 2127 and FM 2573
3 Miles N of Detroit



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East Texas

Detroit, Texas Nearby Towns:
Clarksville the county seat
Paris
Texarkana
Mount Pleasant

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