Gilford, TX


By: Cecil Harper, Jr.

Type: General Entry

Published: January 1, 1995


Gilford, eighteen miles southeast of Center in southeastern Shelby County, received a post office in 1876, with Gilford D. Reynolds as postmaster. In 1884 Gilford's population was estimated at thirty. Its post office closed in 1887, and no further information is available about the community. It is not shown on the 1936 county highway map.

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

Cecil Harper, Jr., “Gilford, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/gilford-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995

Place
Gilford
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Shelby County
Associated Names

Dreka

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.67489730°
  • Longitude: -93.95630170°