Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. W. M. Anderson]
“Mr Dodson settled on his farm among the first settlers near Dodson's Wells, which were used to furnish water for the community. Others who came to the Durango settlement right after the Civil War were the Lewellyns, Farmers, Stewarts and Uncle Drive Currie. Mrs Cox was a long time resident of Durango. She died only a few years ago, She had a good mind to the last and often related historical incidents, she was personally acquainted with Gen. Sam Houston.
“Another settlement which played a historic role near us was the old Carolina settlement located on the site of what is now the Carolina cemetery and church, all deserted except these two landmarks. [This?] community was so closely related to Durango in its pioneers and their activities that it may rightfully [?] be considered the progenitor of Durango. If the history of Durango were carried back to the fifties it would lead to old Carolina. The earliest pioneers west of the Brazos river settled along the sandy -loam ridge upon which Carolina sprang up first as a center of activity, then Durango. A church was built about 1853 at Carolina, and it is supposed the same building was used for a school.