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HITCHLAND, TEXAS

Hansford County, Texas Panhandle
On the Texas-Oklahoma Stae Line
About 31 Miles N of Spearman
About 20 Miles SE of Guymon, Oklahoma

Population: 00027 (2000)


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Hitchland TX 1955 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with 1955 Hitchland postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
History in a Pecan Shell

First settled by Charles and J. H. Hitch, the community came to life with the arrival of the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railroad in the 1920s. A post office was granted in 1930 and remained open until the mid 1950s.

The population was given as 100 in 1939 and remained there through 1948. In 1954 the Hitchland school merged into the Gruver ISD. The 1980 census reported twenty-seven people and that same number was used for the 2000 count.
Hansford County Texas 1940s mp
Hansford County map showing Hitchland, Hansford, Lucern, Mulock, Record, and Zulu
Modification of Texas General Land Office 1920s map
Hitchland, Texas
Area Towns:

Spearman
Adobe Walls
Hansford
Gruver
Stinnett
Borger
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