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  • "Gentleman Jim" Reeves (1923 - 1964)
    James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and pop music singer-songwriter popular in the 1950s and 1960s who also gained a wide international following for his pione...
  • Benjamin Franklin Ritter (1834 - 1902)
    Sources:* Benjamin Franklin Ritter and Family Ancestry
  • Margaret A. Ritter (1839 - 1901)
  • Tex Ritter (1905 - 1974)
    Maurice Ritter (January 12, 1905–January 2, 1974), better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the father of actor Jo...
  • John Andrew Allums (1844 - 1932)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Panola County, Texas.

Jonathon Anderson, a migrant from the United States and founder of Panola County, donated about 500 acres of land in the 1800s to get the county started. The county was formed in 1846 and developed for cotton plantations. It was named after a Choctaw/Chickasaw word for cotton.

Adjacent Counties & Parishes

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Beckville
  • Bethany (part)
  • Carthage (County Seat)
  • Center Point
  • Clayton
  • Corinth
  • Deadwood
  • DeBerry
  • Galloway
  • Gary City
  • Long Branch
  • Midyett
  • Mineral Springs
  • Murvaul
  • Panola
  • Riderville
  • Tatum (part)



Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & Tex Ritter Museum

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places