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    HAGANSPORT, TEXAS

    Franklin County, East Texas
    State Highway 37 and FM 71
    About 11 Miles NW of Mount Vernon
    Population: 00040 (2000)

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    Hagansport TX - Church of Christ
    Church of Christ
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally called Hagan's Port because it was a crossing point on the Sulphur River, the space between the two words was omitted after 1857 when a post office opened here.

    After the Civil War the post office closed, to reopen in the year of America’s Centennial. The population in the mid 1880s reached 150. Hagensport had the essential businesses (a gin and a mill) as well as a school and four churches.

    Over the years Hagansport drifted from its river location to where it is today. The post office closed for good in 1929 although it retained four businesses into the Great Depression. The population went from 125 in the 1930s to a mere 40 residents by the 1980s where it remained for the 2000 census.
    Hagansport TX - City Limit
    Hagansport City Limit
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Hagansport TX Store
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    Hagansport TX - Mt. Olive Baptist Church
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church
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    Hagansport TX - Church of God of Prophecy

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    Hagansport TX - Hagansport  Cemetery
    Hagansport Cemetery
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