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GUSTINE, TEXAS

Comanche County, North Central Texas
Highway 36
12 miles SE of Comanche
20 miles NW of Hamilton
34 miles S of Stephenville via US 377
15 Miles S of Dublin
Population: 430 (1990)


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Gustine Tx Bank Building
Gustine Bank Building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2008
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Gustine

Historical Marker (on Main Street) Text:
Settlers began arriving in this area of Comanche County in the 1870s. Among the pioneers were members of the Blankenship family, who inherited land granted to brothers Christopher and A. K. Clark for Republic of Texas military service.

The first settlement, located about three-fourths of a mile northeast of this site, was named Evergreen. It included homes, a store, blacksmith shop, cotton gin, and school. In the 1880s, when a new road opened between Comanche and Hamilton, the citizens of Evergreen moved their town to this site to be on the route of the new road. A U.S. post office opened in January 1888, and was named for postmaster Samuel Gustine.

By the early 20th century, the town of Gustine boasted homes, churches, and businesses, including two cotton gins, three poultry companies, a grist mill, retail stores, telephone and electric utilities, a newspaper, and a bank. The Cotton Belt Railway built a line through the area in 1910, causing an economic boom until it was discontinued in the 1930s. State Highway 36 was built on the railroad right-of-way, however, maintaining the town's most important transportation route.
(1992)

Gustine, Texas Landmarks

Gustine Tx Metholdist Church
Gustine Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2008
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Sinclair gas station, Gustine Texas
Former Sinclair gas station
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Petrified wood, Gustine Texas
Rock and petrified wood
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Rock and petrified wood building, Gustine Texas
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Union Cemetery, Gustine Texas
Union Cemetery
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Gustin Texas street scene
Gustine street scene
Photo Courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, 2002

Gustine, Texas Area Towns:
Comanche
Hamilton
Stephenville
Dublin
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