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GOBER, TEXAS

Fannin County, Central Texas North / East Texas

33 28' 8" N, 96 5' 19" W 33.468889, -96.088611
FM 271 and FM 68
10 miles SE of Bonham
25 miles N of Greenville
Population: 146 est. (1990, 2000, 2010)

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Gober TX -  Post Office 75443

Gober Post Office, TX 75443
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlers began arriving in the 1840s and the community was first called Grittersville, after one of the first businesses - a steam-powered gristmill. In 1879 the town began receiving mail and the population increased during the 1880s. Residents decided they needed a better name and so the men who had built the gristmill ( J. F. and William Gober) were so honored.

The population was a healthy 250 by 1890. Gober's industrial base was helped by a quarrying business. The population reached its high-water mark of 300 around the start of the Great Depression and it subsequently declined - reaching about 200 by the mid-1950s. Gober had a population of 246 in the mid-1960s which has since declined to the current estimate of 146.
Texaco Station in Gober Texas
Old Texaco Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
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Gober Baptist Church, Texas
Gober Baptist Church
Photo courtsy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
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TX Fannin County  1940s Map
Fannin County 1940s Map showing Gober SE of Bonham
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Gober, Texas Nearby Towns:
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