Elysian Fields, Texas

Coordinates: 32°22′07″N 94°10′59″W / 32.36861°N 94.18306°W / 32.36861; -94.18306
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Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields is a rural unincorporated community in Harrison County, Texas, United States. It lies 11 miles southeast of the county seat of Marshall.

The community was originally the site of a Caddo village named Big Springs. The name of the town is believed to have originated from a dinner conversation in New Orleans in which Capt. Edward Smith compared its beauty to the Elysian Fields of Greek Mythology in 1817.[1] 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.

The school district has an estimated population of 3,917.[2]


  1. ^ "Elysian Fields | TX Almanac". www.texasalmanac.com. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census profile: Elysian Fields Independent School District, TX". Census Reporter. Retrieved August 25, 2022.

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32°22′07″N 94°10′59″W / 32.36861°N 94.18306°W / 32.36861; -94.18306