Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

GILPIN, TX

GILPIN, TEXAS. Gilpin is a mile south of State Highway 70 and eight miles southeast of Spur in extreme southern Dickens County. A post office established there on November 13, 1908, was originally named Poet but was renamed Gilpin on September 11, 1909, to honor William B. Gilpin, early settler, county judge, and first postmaster. In 1909 the settlement became a station on the Stamford and Northwestern Railway. Gilpin reported twenty-five residents and one store in 1948. Its post office was moved to Spur on June 15, 1954. The 1980 county highway map identified Gilpin, but showed no businesses at the site. In 2000 the population was three.

Charles G. Davis

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.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, Charles G. Davis, "Gilpin, TX," accessed September 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrg12.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on TexasAlmanac.com!