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DENWORTH, TX

DENWORTH, TEXAS. Denworth, near Farm Road 2857 three miles east of the Wheeler county line in eastern Gray County, was laid out in 1919 as a townsite for the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, for which it was named. Although it thrived for a time as an area shipping point during the oil boom days, its isolated location eventually caused the town to fail. A post office was opened in 1932 with Mrs. Ina Marshal as postmistress, and by 1939 the number of residents was estimated at fifty. Despite a reported population increase to 100 in 1945, the post office closed in March 1946. The completion of Interstate Highway 40 has subsequently caused the community to fall almost into oblivion. A pump station was still at the site in 1988.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Arthur Hecht, comp., Postal History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1960).
H. Allen Anderson

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Handbook of Texas Online, H. Allen Anderson, "Denworth, TX," accessed August 31, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htd10.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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