Elysian Fields, Texas
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The community was originally the site of a Caddo village named Big Springs. An American from New Orleans, Capt. Edward Smith, visited the village in 1817 and compared its beauty to the Elysian Fields of Greek Mythology. Smith and his family settled in the area in the 1830s. In 1910 the community relocated one mile to the west, so it could be linked to a railroad. The community is now the center of the Elysian Fields Independent School District.
- Elysian Fields Independent School District
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elysian Fields, Texas
- Pam Nordstrom, "ELYSIAN FIELDS, TX," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 25, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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