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Hansford County, Texas

Cities, Towns & Communities

Gruver | Hansford | Spearman - county seat

History

Hansford County 1922.  Organized February 14, 1889, Hansford County had a population in 1880 of 18 ; in 1890, 133 ; in 1900, 167 ; in 1910, 935 ; in 1920, 1,354. Situated in the northern tier of Panhandle counties, it has a branch of the Santa Fe Railroad, constructed in 1919 running to Spearman, which has a population of 530 inhabitants. Besides the underground water supplies, reached at a convenient depth but as yet little utilized, it has several streams, and the valley lands are noted for their wild hay crop, and in recent years a large amount of land has been cultivated in alfalfa. It is estimated that about 1,000 acres are now irrigated from the Palo Dora Creek. Important improvements have been noted in the grading of live stock, and considerable attention is also given to the poultry industry. Continue Reading Hansford County History Written in 1922 >>

Location

Spearman, TX 36° 11' 54.1212" N, 101° 11' 32.568" W