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PROSPECT, TEXAS (Marion County). Prospect (New Prospect) is a rural community in northern Marion County five miles north of Jefferson on U.S. Highway 59. New Prospect school had twenty-nine white pupils and one teacher in 1899. In 1938 Prospect school was a two-room schoolhouse which accommodated seventy-two elementary students and two teachers. In 1967 Prospect had a district school, a church, a cemetery, scattered dwellings, and two business establishments, and in 1983 it had a church, a district school, a cemetery, and three businesses.


Jack Reed Harvey, Survey and Proposed Reorganization of the Marion County Schools (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).

Mark Odintz


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

Mark Odintz, "PROSPECT, TX (MARION COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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