Jim Tiller

POTTER'S ROAD (HARRISON COUNTY). Potter's Road in eastern Harrison County was likely named for Robert Potter who passed through this area in 1837 while on his way from Shreveport to his initial homesite on Potter's Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. By the late 1830s the road was the primary east-west connecting route between the Natchitoches-to-Pecan Point Road and Trammel’s Trace. The road diverged from the main Shreveport Road just north of Paw Paw Bayou and ran almost due west bisecting the Valmore/Smith and Cellums surveys then angling slightly to the southwest joining Trammel’s Trace within the bounds of the Joseph Fields survey south of Marshall.


James Cellums, Shelby County, First Class, File 000278; Joseph Fields, Harrison County, Second Class, File 000012; William Fields, Harrison County, Third Class, File 000181; Francisco Valmore, Shelby County, First Class, File 000187, Original Land Grant Collection, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin. Harrison County, 1846 (Map No. 1515), Colony and District Collection, Archives and Records Division, Texas. General Land Office, Austin.

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