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Overview

Introduction to Carthage, Texas

Carthage, Texas, in Panola county, is 33 miles SE of Longview, Texas (center to center) and 150 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Carthage History

Johnathan Anderson donated 100 acres to create Carthage in 1848. Many pioneering families had established themselves at farms and homesteads in the nearby area by then. Pulaski, the temporary county seat on the Sabine River, was also settled by that time. Carthage became the county seat of Panola County. Oil and gas discovery in the area led to an economic boom. Carthage is indebted to the oil and gas industry which contributed greatly to its growth. Among the notable residents of the city were Jim Reeves, country singer and Tex Ritter, singing cowboy.

Carthage and Nearby Attractions

  • Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Lake Murvaul
  • Jim Reeves Memorial
  • Panola County Heritage Museum
  • Tyler Municipal Rose Garden
  • Ellen Trout Zoo

Things To Do In Carthage

The memorial of music legend Jim Reeves is located at the outskirts of Carthage. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates the contribution to country music by Texan musicians. Tex Ritter Museum houses memorabilia given by the Ritter's family from California. Activities like boating, water skiing, and fishing may be enjoyed at Martin Creek Lake State Park. The 287-acre park also has picnic areas and camping grounds. Places of historical significance in the area include Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Jefferson Railway Depot, Starr Family Home State Historic Site, and Mansfield State Historic Site.

Carthage Transportation

Flights are available from Shreveport Regional Airport.

Carthage Higher Education

Panola College, Wiley College, and LeTourneau University are nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,828
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+3,022
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married42%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,921
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,508
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,354

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,453
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$674
Median House Value$105,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.8%
Irish9.8%
English7.9%
German5.3%
Slovak3.2%
Dutch2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.4%
Romanian1.2%
Russian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Italian0.4%
African0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Carthage Almanac

CategoryValue
County Panola County
Standard Zip Codes75633
Phone Area Codes430,903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.15
Approximate Longitude-94.33

Carthage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCARTHAGE
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationLONGVIEW 11 SE
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp38 to 56 F
Apr Temp55 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationLOGANSPORT 4 ENE
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beckville1,034$60,250
Easton382$40,481
Tatum1,078$53,516
Tenaha1,257$26,750

Carthage Public Libraries

Sammy Brown Library
319 S MARKET ST
Carthage, Texas
(903) 693-6741

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Carthage Hospitals

East Texas Medical Center - Carthage
(Non-profit)
409 West Cottage Road

Carthage Public Schools

Baker-koonce Int
320 N Daniel St
ZIP: 75633
(903) 693-8611
Middle
Total Enrollment 607
Carthage H S
1 Bulldog Dr
ZIP: 75633
(903) 693-2552
High
Total Enrollment 731
Carthage J H
606 Holly St
ZIP: 75633
(903) 693-2751
Middle
Total Enrollment 435
Carthage Pri
1 Bulldog Dr
ZIP: 75633
(903) 693-2254
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Libby El
425 Davis St
ZIP: 75633
(903) 693-8862
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Panola Cs
1110 Fm 10
ZIP: 75633
(903) 693-6355
High
Total Enrollment 35
Panola Early College H S
1109 W Panola
ZIP: 75633
(903) 694-4029
High
Total Enrollment 31

Carthage Private Schools

Northside Christian Academy
108 E Ash St
ZIP: 75633
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
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