1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Paris (Texas)

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PARIS, a city and the county-seat of Lamar county, Texas. U.S.A., about 93 m. N.E. of Dallas. Pop. (1890), 8254; (1900), 935S, of whom 3061 were negroes; (1906 estimate), 10,018. It is served by the St Louis & San Francisco (of which it is a terminus), the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, the Texas & Pacific, and the Texas Midland railways. The city has cotton gins and a cotton compress, and various manufactures. In 1905 its factory products were valued at $854,930. Paris was settled in 1841, incorporated as a town in 1874, and chartered as a city in 1005.