Gum Springs, TX (Cass County)

By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: August 9, 2004

Gum Springs is a small rural community located on State Highway 8 about nine miles north of Linden in north central Cass County. Settlement occurred in the area as early as 1850 because of the abundance of natural springs. These flowing springs and the many gum trees in the region inspired the town's name. The village served local farmers and in the 1930s had two churches, an African-American school, and many farms. By the 1980s a church and cemetery remained in the area, but no population figures were available until 2000 when Gum Springs had fifty residents.

Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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Laurie E. Jasinski, “Gum Springs, TX (Cass County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 25, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 9, 2004