Goodlett, TX


Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Goodlett, on U.S. Highway 287 and Farm Road 2363 in western Hardeman County, was named for J. B. Goodlett, whose ranch headquarters were near the townsite. The town was called Gypsum, because of the local abundance of the mineral, when it was built south of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway tracks in 1889 and acquired a post office with Henry J. Williams as postmaster. In 1909 the name was changed to Goodlett. The community was the retail and shipping center of an agricultural area. It had a population of 300 in 1940, 205 in 1980, and eighty in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.

Bill Neal, The Last Frontier: The Story of Hardeman County (Quanah, Texas: Quanah Tribune-Chief, 1966).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Goodlett, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/goodlett-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

Place
Goodlett
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1358156
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Hardeman County
Associated Names

Gypsum

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 34.33507250°
  • Longitude: -99.88009940°
Population Counts
People Year
80 2014