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GEWHITT, TX

GEWHITT, TEXAS. Gewhitt, five miles south of Stinnett in southwestern Hutchinson County, was named for George Whittenburg, son of James A. Whittenburg, who managed the family's ranch properties. A Gewhitt grade school was in operation for several years. On May 26, 1927, after the opening of the Panhandle oilfieldqv, a post office was established in the town's general store. It remained in operation until 1942, after which mail was sent to Stinnett. Throughout the 1940s Gewhitt had a population of sixty but declined afterward.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Arthur Hecht, comp., Postal History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1960). Hutchinson County Historical Commission, History of Hutchinson County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, 1980). Fred Tarpley, 1001 Texas Place Names (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980).

H. Allen Anderson

Citation

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

H. Allen Anderson, "GEWHITT, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvg17), accessed August 28, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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