FOARD CITY, TX
FOARD CITY, TEXAS. Foard City, on Farm Road 263 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe tracks nine miles south of Crowell in south central Foard County, was established after the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway was built through the county in 1908. In 1910 F. R. Lefevre donated land for a school and a cemetery, and a one-room schoolhouse was moved a short distance from what had been known as Harrisonville. Eventually Foard City had both elementary and secondary schools, but in 1939 its schools closed. The community's post office, dating from 1907, closed in 1955, as did its only store, leaving a grain elevator, a church, and a few residents. In 1968 the church disbanded, and most of the remaining residents moved their houses to Crowell. The population of Foard City was reported as ten from 1980 through 2000.
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.Handbook of Texas Online, William R. Hunt, "Foard City, TX," accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnf27.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.