BLUE GAP, TX
BLUE GAP, TEXAS. Blue Gap was near the Coleman county line twenty-five miles northeast of Ballinger in extreme northeastern Runnels County. A log post office, established there in February 1878 with James K. Paulk as postmaster, was the first in the county; it was, in fact, founded before the county was organized in 1880. The townsite was named for a pass through nearby Table Mountain. For a brief period Blue Gap was a stop on the Round Rock-Buffalo Gap stage line. The community was short-lived, however, and its post office was discontinued in March 1881. The old post office building was restored in the 1960s, and a Texas Historical Commission marker was dedicated at the site in 1966.
Frank D. Jenkins, ed., Runnels County Pioneers (Abilene, Texas: R&R Reproduction, 1975). A. E. Skinner, The Rowena Country (Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1973). Leonard Glenn Smith, A History of Runnels County (M.A. thesis, Trinity University, 1963).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Charles G. Davis, "BLUE GAP, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvb71), accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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