|10 miles east of Petrolia|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
RIVERLAND, TEXAS. Riverland is a mile from the Red River and sixteen miles
northeast of Henrietta in northern Clay County. Pioneers in Clay County had
to leave the area in 1862 due to Indian attacks that followed removal of the
army during the Civil War. Riverland probably was established when the
settlers came back around 1870. In 1875 the community obtained a post office
with John Jones as postmaster. During the 1880s Riverland had fifty people,
a doctor, a dentist, and many local tradesmen. Some residents were Russian
Germans. Riverland lost its post office in August 1905. In the early 1930s
the town had a two-room, seven-grade school, a general store, a filling
station, and a cemetery. By 1936 only twenty people remained. In 1987 the
town structures had disappeared, leaving only the cemetery and a few
residents in the countryside.
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