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LANHAM, TX

LANHAM, TEXAS. Lanham, a ghost town in eastern Hamilton County, was settled in the late 1870s and had a population of thirty-five in 1890. Several stores were operated during the town's lifetime, including those of Louis Lanham (1890), S. J. Jenkins (1892), and William B. Seymour (1896). The town had a post office from 1884 until 1907. The population was 128 in 1910, when Lanham had a gin, a school, two churches, and three businesses. In 1947 the thirty residents supported a school, a church, and one business. Subsequently all the residents moved.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

A History of Hamilton County, Texas (Hamilton, Texas: Hamilton County Historical Commission, 1979).

Claudia Hazlewood

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Claudia Hazlewood, "LANHAM, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htl08), accessed October 30, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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