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OTIS, TEXAS (Red River County). Otis was twelve miles northeast of Clarksville in northeastern Red River County. The tiny village had a post office from 1885 until 1891. According to an 1890 description, the only businesses in the town were a gristmill and a cotton gin. The estimated population was reported as fifty. After the post office was closed in 1891, an office was opened in nearby Negley in 1892, and Otis began to decline. By 1936 Otis no longer appeared on county maps.

Cecil Harper, Jr.


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

Cecil Harper, Jr., "OTIS, TX (RED RIVER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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