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HAGERVILLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Houston County, East Texas

CR 4740 where it meets CR 4700
About 6 Miles SE of Kennard
E of Crockett
Population: Unknown

Hagerville, Texas Area Hotels > Crockett Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

See historical marker below.

Photographer's note:
"The location of the aluminum marker for Hagersville is rather confusing. THC says it is on SH 7 about 2 miles northeast of Kennard. It is actually on CR 4700 near CR 4710.

The town was about 6 miles southeast of Kennard on CR 4740 @ CR 4700.

The best way to get all this straight is strictly by accident." - Barclay Gibson

TX - Hagerville Community historical marker
Hagerville Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2016
Historical Marker

Hagerville Community

(5 Mi. SE)
Kentuckian James Henry Hager (1822-1879) and his wife Naoma (Clark) came to Texas in the 1840s. Hager, a farmer and cabinet maker, opened a blacksmith shop and mill in Houston County. The Nacogdoches-to-Navasota stage and mail road ran beside his log home. Hager's son, James Polk, began a post office in 1891 and named the area "Hagerville". Another son, W.J.(Bill) donated land for a schoolhouse that was used for worship. Many residents moved closer to the sawmills and the post office closed in 1905. Business declined but the Community retains its identity.
(1979)

Hagerville TX Houston Co post office
Hagerville TX Houston Co 1898 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Hagerville, TX 1898 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Houston County Texas 1920s map
Houston County 1920s map showing Hagerville
(near Trinity & Angelina County lines)
From Texas state map #10749, courtesy Texas General Land Office

Hagersville, Texas Area Towns:
See Houston County | East Texas
Crockett | Groveton | Nacogdoches
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