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TEXAS LAND COMPANY. The Texas Land Company, organized in Florida shortly before the Texas Revolution under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson Green and Achille Murat, invested in Texas lands, mostly on the Sulphur Fork of the Red River. Green arrived in Texas in 1835 with capital to launch large-scale operations but abandoned the venture to serve in the revolutionary army.


History and Disposition of the Texas Public Domain (Austin: Texas General Land Office, 1942). William R. Hogan, The Texas Republic: A Social and Economic History (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1946; rpt. 1969).

Curtis Bishop


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Curtis Bishop, "TEXAS LAND COMPANY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.