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HOOVER, TEXAS

Gray County, Texas Panhandle
Population: 00005

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Photo courtesy Erick Whetstone, 4-21-04
History in a Pecan Shell

A lawyer from nearby Canadian, Texas named Harvey E. Hoover is the town's namesake. Hoover is just over the Gray side of the Gray/ Roberts county line.

The town was born as a switch on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway (1887). The Hoover post office opened in 1910 - closed in 1914 and reopened a year later, closing for good in 1972.

Oil was discovered in the thirties - but not enough for a full-fledged boom. Hoover's restricted development is a result of its proximity to Pampa. In 1980 the population was a mere thirty-five, which has since declined to the current estimate of five. The largest landmark in the area is the 1954 grain elevator.

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