Ravenna, Fannin County, Texas


This peaceful and quiet little town is nestled in a valley near where the prairie lands join the Red River bottom, about nine miles northwest of Bonham. It has grown up so suddenly and quietly, the people of Bonham, had no idea of its rivalry, until the Marshall and Northwestern Railway began to be talked of. Then it occurred to them, that this road might go to Paris, and from thence up the river to Denison.

Ravenna has about one hundred inhabitants, several stares, shops, churches and a fine school. While the lands immediately around the town may not be as productive as those around Dodd City, Savoy, Honey Grove, Orangeville and other towns in the southern portion of the county, they are much easier cultivated, and the yield of grain and fruit is entirely satisfactory to the owners.

Ravenna has one marked advantage over nearly all other towns in the county. Pure free-stone water is to be found in abundance at a little distance below the earth's surface. The society, quietness, and church and school advantages of Ravenna, make it a desirable place for a home. .
Ravenna will soon be connected with Bonham by telephone, and who knows what day of the future will bring railroad-connected towns.

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