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RECORD, TEXAS. Record, a ranching and wheat-growing community in central Hansford County, was settled by ranchers in the late 1880s and by homesteaders from Illinois and Indiana during the early 1900s. Mail was delivered from nearby Gruver until December 1925, when a post office was established in Record. The office was closed in April 1929, and the community declined. Record did not appear on county maps of the 1930s.


Hansford County Historical Commission, Hansford County, Texas (2 vols., Dallas: Taylor, 1980?). Arthur Hecht, comp., Postal History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1960).

H. Allen Anderson


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

H. Allen Anderson, "RECORD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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