Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Texarkana

TEXARKANA, a city partly in Miller co., Ark., and partly in Bowie co., Tex.; on the Texas and Pacific, the St. Louis Southwestern, and the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern railroads; 145 miles S. W. of Little Rock. Though a unit each part of the city has a separate municipal government, the part in Arkansas being the county seat of Miller county. It contains street railroad and electric light plants, numerous churches, business colleges, United States government building, a National and other banks, and several daily and weekly newspapers. It has machine and boiler works, a cotton compress, a cottonseed oil mill, ice factories, car shops, etc. Pop. of part in Miller co., Ark., (1910) 5,655; (1920) 8,257; in Bowie co., Tex. (1910) 9,790; (1920) 11,480; total (1910) 15,545; (1920) 19,737.