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GOBER, TEXAS

Fannin County, North Central Texas
FM 271 and FM 68
10 miles SE of Bonham
25 miles N of Greenville

Population: 146 (2000)

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Texaco Station in Gober Texas
Old Texaco Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
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.
Gober Baptist Church, Texas
Gober Baptist Church
Photo courtsy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
Gober, Texas
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