HARDY, TEXAS. Hardy, on Farm Road 1630 twelve miles southeast of Montague in southeastern Montague County, was named for R. Hardy, who in 1880 established a sawmill at the site. A post office opened there in 1880 and closed in 1916. Hardy added a steam-powered gristmill and cotton gin before 1885. By 1904 the community reported 103 residents, probably the highest population it ever recorded. Rail lines bypassed Hardy, and its population decreased to twenty-five by the mid-1930s and remained at that level through the 1940s, after which no population statistics were available for several decades. The 1984 county highway map showed a cemetery at the Hardy townsite. In 2000 the population was six.
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, Brian Hart, "Hardy, TX," accessed February 13, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrh12.
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