GAINESVILLE, HENRIETTA AND WESTERN RAILWAY
GAINESVILLE, HENRIETTA AND WESTERN RAILWAY. The Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway Company was chartered on July 23, 1886, to build from Gainesville in Cooke County to the center of Baylor County, about 130 miles. The initial capital for the company was $1,950,000, and the business office was in Gainesville. Members of the first board of directors included J. W. T. Gray and H. A. Reives of Henrietta; G. J. Gooch of Houston; H. M. Hoxie and D. S. H. Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; J. Herrin and N. W. Hunter of Palestine; and J. M. Daugherty and J. M. Lindsay of Gainesville. On April 30, 1887, the company completed a line from Gainesville to Henrietta, about seventy miles. The line was sold to the Missouri, Kansas and Texas on January 25, 1887, and became part of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company of Texas on November 18, 1891.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Chris Cravens, "GAINESVILLE, HENRIETTA AND WESTERN RAILWAY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqg01), accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles