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Red River County, Texas

US county information
NameRed River County
US Area
Total Area1058 sq mi (2740.2 km2)
Land Area1050 sq mi (2719.5 km2)
Water Area7 sq mi (18.1 km2)
Population Est.12955 (2008)
Density4.8/km2 (12.34/sq mi)
Time zoneCentral

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Red River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is named for the Red River, which forms its northern boundary. In 2008, its estimated population was 12,955. Its seat is Clarksville . As of 2000, it had the lowest population density for all counties in East Texas.

Red River County is the birthplace of John Nance Garner, 32nd Vice President of the United States. B.P. Newman (1927 2008), a Texas business entrepreneur, developer, and philanthropist based in Laredo, was also born in Red River County.

Red River County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Erwin Cain of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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