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The population of Carthage is approximately 6,664 (2000), 6779 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,776 (1990), 2628 (2010).

The amount of land area in Carthage is 26.846 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.076 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carthage to Washington DC is 1112 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 240 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carthage is positioned 32.15 degrees north of the equator and 94.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Carthage elevation is 282 feet above sea level.
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Carthage location: 42 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana in eastern Texas. It is 168 miles east of Dallas and 196 miles north of Houston

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Climate & Weather

Carthage average annual rainfall is 43.87 inches per year
Carthage average temperature is 66 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 94 degrees F.
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Carthage history:

Carthage was created in 1848 when Jonathan Anderson donated 100 acres for the town.


Carthage attractions:

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

Panola County is the birthplace of Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves, both Country & Western music stars.

Jim Reeves Memorial, east of Carthage on Highway 79
Jim Reeves died in a plane crash on July 31, 1964

Here is a page about Jim Reeves, who was born 20 August 1923 in Panola County.

The Tex Ritter Museum
For more information about the museum or for special arrangements, call 1-903-693-6634on the second floor of the historical Hawthorne - Clabaugh - Patterson House, which also serves as the Chamber of Commerce, is located two blocks from downtown Carthage on W. Panola St.

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