The county of Red River, located east of the Texas State, was established in 1835 and organized in 1837. It was named after the Red River, the second-longest river associated with the state of Texas that borders the northern part of the county from the state of Oklahoma. Red River county has been economically dependent on its farming, ranching, lumbering, and some manufacturing industries; beef cattle, soybeans, hay, and cotton were its major agricultural products. It also features some interesting historical and recreational sites from The Old Church Theater and the Lennox Woods Preserve. Clarksville, its county seat, also hosts a bazaar every October. Furthermore, the county of Red River offers a variety of food selection from steaks, seafood, barbecues, and other Mexican and Italian specialties.