Cow Skin (Cowskin) - between Josephine and Farmersville
The community of Cow Skin was located near the east county line between Josephine and Farmersville. There are several theories about where the name came from. One theory is that the cattle rustlers in Hunt County would take the cows they had rustled there to skin them. Another theory is that the growth was so thick that is could "skin a cow." Still another theory is that there were so many panthers (pumas) in the area that the farmers would hang cow skins outside in hopes of scaring the panthers away. The creek in the area is named Cow Skin Creek. It is sometimes called Cow Hide.