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GORDONVILLE, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas
FM 901 on Lake Texoma
12 Miles N of Whitesboro
N of
Denton
NW of Sherman
NE of Gainsville
Population: 165 (2000)

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Gordonville TX - Closed Gas Station
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

The seclusion of this part of Grayson County made it a sanctuary for William Clarke Quantrill and his guerillas during the Civil War. One of Quantrill’s captains was Silas Gordon, a man who served as the unit’s treasurer. After Quantrill permanently left the area, Gordon stayed here and opened a trading post and when a post office was granted, it was Gordon’s name that was submitted

After the Civil War the community became part of a sheep ranch before it was sold (in 1872) to a man named Mark Clayton who opened a general store here.

Gordonville enjoyed its tranquility and reported no disasters or calamities for decades. Growth was slow but steady. In the mid 1920s it reached its zenith with a headcount of 300.

After the Great Depression and WWII, the town was left with a population of 200. The Gordonville school eventully merged with the one in Whitesboro. The Census count for 2000 was 165 people.
Gordonville TX - Restaurant For Sale
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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