Slidell is an unincorporated community in Wise County, Texas, United States. It was named after John Slidell, a 19th-century U.S. Senator and C.S.A. diplomat. The city existed before the civil war but it wasn’t really developed until 1880s. it was mostly known for raids and the outlaws hiding in the area. The region was called Hackberry Grove until a post office was granted in the 1880s. Slidell was a one of the Confederate diplomats in the "Trent Affair" (1861). The community was mostly established to supply goods and services to local farmers.
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