Ashmore, TX


By: William R. Hunt

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Ashmore is at the junction of Farm Road 403 and State Highway 83, sixteen miles east of Seagraves in northeastern Gaines County. It developed as a community after 1913 and was named for the man who purchased J. H. Belcher's store and post office. Coleman L. Henson surveyed the townsite in 1939. A local school was established in 1923, although one had existed at several nearby locations since 1913. It was consolidated with the Loop school in 1937, and the post office closed in 1948. The population in 1980 and 1990 was twenty-five.

Gaines County Historical Survey Committee, The Gaines County Story, ed. Margaret Coward (Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer, 1974).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

William R. Hunt, “Ashmore, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ashmore-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Ashmore
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1377958
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Gaines County
Associated Names

Loop

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.91537220°
  • Longitude: -102.27851170°