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SHIVE, TEXAS

Hamilton County, North Central Texas

31 36' 44" N, 98 14' 5" W (31.612222, -98.234722)

Farm Road 221
SW of Hamilton
SE of Pottsville & Indian Gap
SE of Comanche
NW of Evant
NW of Gatesville
Population; 61 (2000, 1990)

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Shive, Texas downtown street scene
Downtown Shive
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, April 2003

Historical Marker: (From Hamilton take US 281 south about 8 miles to FM 221, go west about 5 miles to marker. Marker is at intersection with spur 221 on north side of FM 221)

SHIVE

In area settled in 1870s. Some of the earliest settlers were Connels, McKinleys, Nettletons, and Roddys. First school, Union Hill, opened in 1883; A. S. Andrews, J. H. Clark, L. C. Sloneker, trustees.

Post office, established Jan. 18, 1884, was in first store, owned by J. W. and R. L. Shive (with R. L. as postmaster). In 1885 came the first German settlers: Louis Bethke, August Kelm, Albert Kunkel, Paul Neese, Joe Schwartz. Others followed, giving town new traits of culture and economy. By 1908, Shive had 4 churches, a school, 4 stores, 2 blacksmiths, a hotel, a gin, a barber, and 2 doctors.
1970

Shive Texas historical marker
Shive historical marker
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, April 2003

Shive Cemetery Texas
Shive Cemetery
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, April 2003

Lutheran church, Shive, Texas
The Lutheran Church in Shive
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey, April 2003

Shive Texas Forum

Subject: Shive Texas
I have a grandfather that was a doctor and died at a patients bedside, while attending the patient, in Shive Texas. It was around 1905. His name was Thomas Boyer. My father was a doctor and he went to school in Shive Texas back around 1907. If you have any information, I would like to have it. - Thanks, Dennis Boyer, Arlington, Tx, ispy999@hotmail.com, April 16, 2006


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Shive, Texas Nearby Towns:
Hamilton the county seat
Pottsville
Indian Gap
Evant

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