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SAGERTON, TEXAS

Haskell County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

33° 4' 37" N, 99° 57' 20" W (33.076944, -99.955556)

State Highway 283 and FM 1661
Population: 115 est. (2010, 2000)

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Signs from Sagerton to Tuxedo and Rule
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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History in a Pecan Shell

Located just two miles east of the Stonewall County line, Sagerton came into being in 1905. The town’s namesake was local landowner W.M. Sager who donated land for the community.

With a connection on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad, Sagerton became a shipping point for beef, chicken and cotton.

A second railroad (the Stamford and Northwestern) arrived in 1909 although it was short-lived.

Two devastating fires (1917 and 1926) ruined Sagerton’s plans for prosperity. From a population of 300 in 1940, it shrank to 115 by 1980 where it remained for the 2000 census.
Sagerton TX - One room schoolhouse and  class photo, ca 1905

Sagerton one-room schoolhouse & class photo, circa 1905
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Courtesy Gary Henson

Sagerton Schoolhouse & Class Photo

I was looking through some family photos and found this picture that includes my Grandmother, Olga Henson (married name). Her maiden name was Olga Schibli. She was born in Dec 1895, and in this picture she looks to be about 10 - 12 years old. This would date the photo around 1905, at what looks like to be a one-room schoolhouse.

If you greatly enlarge the photo, there is an imprint in the paper near the top that seems to read " Isee u. dole" - I can't quite make sense of this. Hope you enjoy the photo - Gary Henson, San Antonio, TX, September 05, 2018
Sagerton TX - One room schoolhouse and  class photo, ca 1905

Sagerton schoolhouse & 1905 class photo
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Photo courtesy Gary Henson

Former Sagerton School, Community Center today
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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TX - Sagerton School / Community Center

Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012

Sagerton school grounds
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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TX - Sagerton Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
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TX - Sagerton Closed Store
Closed Store
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
TX Sagerton Commemorative Plaque
Sagerton Commemorative Plaque
Photo courtesy Kasey Dockens, July 2012
Haskell County TX 1907 postal map
1907 Haskell County postal map showing Haskell, Sagerton &
the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Sagerton, Texas Nearby Towns:
Haskell the county seat
Aspermont, Stonewall county seat
Abilene | Benjamin | Guthrie

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Texas Panhandle
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