GADSTON, TEXAS. Gadston, formerly called Gadsden, is a farming community at the intersection of State Highway 24 and Farm Road 1184, just north of the North Sulphur River and ten miles south of Paris in extreme south central Lamar County. The Gadsden post office opened in 1891, and when it closed in 1893 it was still the only nonresidential establishment at the site. The settlement survived, however, because of its location on the main road from Paris to Cooper. By 1936 the community had two businesses, a church, and a cluster of dwellings. Local children attended school within the Delmar Independent School District by 1957. In 1964 Gadston had a cluster of dwellings near the highway crossroads, and in the early 1980s there were two businesses at the site.
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, Vista K. McCroskey, "Gadston, TX," accessed March 27, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrgvp.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.