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PECAN GAP, TEXAS

Delta County, North Central Texas
FM 64 and FM 128
6 Miles W of Ben Franklin
22 Miles SW of Paris
18 Miles NW of Commerce
Population: 214 (2000)

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Pecan Gap Texas city hall and fire department
The road to Pecan Gap Cemetery
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

Indeed, named for a grove of Pecan trees, the community was settled around 1884 and the Pecan Gap Baptist Church marks that year as their beginning. Early settlers came from Arkansas. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1888 and built a depot. The town (almost) instantly became a shipping point for Delta County farmers and the population was soon approaching 500. By 1910 the population had grown to 600 but by 1929 it was back to 500, declining to just over 400 by the mid-1930s. By 1989 the population was 296 which has since declined to the current (2000) 214.
Pecan Gap Texas post offices TX 75469
Pecan Gap TX 75469
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
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Pecan Gap Texas Grain elevators and feed store
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Pecan Gap Texas old mill
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
Pecan Gap Texas post offices
Another view of the US Post Office in Pecan Gap
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2008
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Closed gas station in Pecan Gap
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2008
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Site of Hockaday Homestead near  Pecan Gap Texas
Site of Hockaday Homestead historical marker
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008

Pecan Gap, Texas
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