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County
Cass
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 1,988
2000 Census - 2,256
Nearby
Towns
Linden, Texas
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Linden Texas History:
In 1852, the Cass County boundaries were redrawn putting Jefferson, the Cass County seat, in Marion County. Linden was established as the new county seat of Cass County. Major Wood platted the townsite and named it for his former home in Tennessee. The Linden post office was established the same year.   When T.J. Foster received a contract to build a two story frame courthouse, he established a lumber sawing plant, the first town’s first business. Other early industries included tan yards and syrup mills. By 1885, Linden had a newspaper, two churches, a school, general stores, several sawmills and 300 residents. Lumbering was a major economic force due to the area’s pine and hardwood forests. Linden incorporated in the early 1930s when it had approximately 1,000 residents. In 1991, it had 2,439 residents. In the early 1990s the economy centered on farming, lumber, and oil.Linden is the hometown of singers Don Henley of the Eagles Rock Group and Miranda Lambert. Linden is located at the intersections of U.S. 59 (S. Main Street), SH 8, SH 155, SH 11 (Houston Street), FM 125 (North Main Street), FM 1399 and FM 1841, 36.6 miles south of New Boston, 39 miles southwest of Texarkana, 29 miles southwest of Redwater, 22.5 miles southwest of Bloomburg, 14 miles southwest of Atlanta, Wright Patman Lake and Atlanta State Park, 35 miles northwest of Uncertain and Caddo Lake, 31 miles northwest of Karnack, 61 miles north of Carthage, 35.4 miles north of Marshall, 19.7 miles north of Jefferson, 52 miles northeast of Longview, 22 miles northeast of Lake O’ The Pines, 37 miles east of Pittsburg, 22 miles east of Daingerfield and Daingerfield Lake State Park, 55 miles southeast of Mount Vernon, 51 miles southeast of Lake Bob Sandlin, and 40 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant, Texas. 
 
Cass County Courthouse, 1861:
This pretty brick courthouse was designed in classical revival style by Cass County Judge Charles Ames. Work began in 1851. It opened in 1861 though it was not completed until 1865 because of the disruption of the Civil War. An addition was added to the east side in 1900. East and West side wings were completed in 1918. The third story was added in 1934. This courthouse is known as the oldest continually used county courthouse in Texas. The 1852 Cass County Courthouse was originally located on this site. The 2010 Cass County Census was 30,464. (903) 756-5181.700 West Houston Street, Linden, Texas 75563. Email    
 
WPA Post Office Murals History:
During the Great Depression FDR created the New Deal Program to provide jobs for out of work American men by funding construction projects to build post offices and other buildings, and state and local parks. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in May, 1935, under the New Deal Program. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture, later known as The Section of Fine Arts, put artists to work by funding Post Office Murals to be placed in the new post offices. Though the majority of the post office art consists of oil paintings on canvas, other art mediums were also used. The murals are located in every state. Post Office Murals Photos   
 
Linden WPA Post Office Mural, 1939:
The mural "The Last Crop" was painted by Victor Mikhail Arnautoff in1939. The mural is located at 200 E. Rush Street, Linden, TX 75563. (903) 756-5861.

Historic Linden Fire House. 1939:
Preservation Texas added the Fire House to the 2016 list of “Texas Most Endangered Places List.” The Fire House designed by architect Rudolph Stanley-Grown, the grandson of former President James A. Garfield. It was built in 1939 directly under the town water tower on the town square. The fire station features partial concrete walls and stucco. The windows were too tall for the building, so they were installed at a slanted angle. Because money was short during the Depression, local residents provided materials and labor in lieu of paying their unpaid taxes. The Linden Heritage Foundation and the City of Linden are planning to restore the Linden Fire House. Both the water tower and fire house are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Cass County Performing Arts Council:
They host music concerts and theatre in a variety of venues in Linden, Atlanta, and Queen City. Season tickets are available. (903) 756-7062. Email  
 
Music City Texas Theater Live Music:
The theater is located in the renovated city owned 1948-1950 Linden American Legion Auditorium. The theater is leased to the MCT. The theater hosts national, regional and local music events, and is available for rental. (930) 756-9934. 108 Legion Street. Contacts
 
Jefferson Carnegie Library & Library Museum, 1907, Jefferson TX:
This library is one of five Carnegie Libraries built in Texas that still serve as libraries. The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, audio books, movies, large print books, copy and fax services, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Portions of the library are available for event rentals. Open Mon-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-3pm. (903) 665-8911. 301 W. Lafayette Street. Email
 
Mary Daughety Senior Citizens Center:
The center provides senior lunches, senior activities and assistance with senior programs. The center is available for event rentals. (903) 756-3907. 507 South Kaufman Street.
 
Event Venue - Academy Building:
(800) 959-5796. 301 Houston Street. 
 
Annual Linden Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival, April:
Activities include the Cass County Championship Rodeo, live music, carnivals, art and quilt shows, a gospel jubilee, street entertainment, a 5K run, children’s activities, arts and crafts booths, food booths and more. (903) 756-3106. The festival takes place at various local venues; call for information. Email  
 
Annual Cass County Championship Rodeo, Last Weekend in April:
This rodeo is held at 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights at the Cass County Rodeo Grounds on SH 8 at FM 1399, across from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. (903) 756-7774. Contacts
 
Annual Big Bird Crawfish Boil, May:
This annual fundraiser benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Activities at this all day event include live music and entertainment, a horseshoe tournament, an auction, and lots of great food. The event begins at 10am; crawfish are served at noon. From Linden, exit SH 155 at the city limit sign and drive 4.3 miles south on County Road 1617. (903) 756-7774.
 
Annual Aaron "T-Bone" Walker Blues Fest In Longview, Sept:
Walker, often called the Daddy of Blues, was born in Linden. The two day festival features a variety of blues artists. Food and other vendors will be onsite. There will also be a car and cycle show, and a guitar auction. The festival is sponsored by the Music City Texas Theater and the Linden Economic Development Corporation. (903) 237-1230. The festival held in Longview, Texas at the Maude Cobb Convention Center at 100 Grand Boulevard. Email
 
Annual WinterFest, Dec:
This event features food and arts & crafts vendors, a parade, and a visit from Santa. The festival begins at 9am on the courthouse square at 700 West Houston Street.The parade begins at 2pm.
 
Greer Farm & Cooking Classes, Daingerfield:
They sell grass and grain finished beef, blueberries, figs, plums, blackberries, and plants and trees (mostly native). They also offer cooking classes. Lodging is available in their cabins. (903) 645-3232. The farm is located at 1444 CR 1125, Daingerfield, TX. Email Eva  Email Sid 
 
Vaughan’s Catfish Restaurant:
They serve delicious all you can eat catfish. People drive for miles to eat here. (903) 756-3204. 5660 SH 8. Reviews
 
Restaurant, Giovanni's Restaurant
They serve very good Italian Food.  (903) 756-5918. 302 East Houston Street. Reviews