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HAGERMAN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Grayson County, Central Texas North

Under Lake Texoma
On a spur off FM 1417
8 Miles NW of Sherman

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Hagerman Texas cemetery Smith tombstone
Photocourtesy Mike Price, November 2007

Hagerman, Texas Today

Photographer's Note:
"The ghosts in this town need to have submarines as the site is at the bottom of Lake Texoma, near what is now Hagerman Wildlife Refuge on the Big Mineral arm of the lake. A cemetery was moved to what I believe is the one pictured. The grave of the founder of Hagerman (Smith) is shown in the photo. There is a Hagerman Baptist church about 2-3 miles south east of the cemetery, but it's a new all-metal building and I didn't take any pictures." - Mike Price, November 19, 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Originally the town was named in honor of S. D. Steedman, a Grayson County judge. The town was established in 1880 and a post office was granted that same year. It remained as Steedman until the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad arrived in 1909 and it was renamed for railroad attorney James Hagerman.

Information is sketchy and population figures scarce, but it is known that the post office closed sometime in the 1930s when the town had an estimated population of around 150.

Hagerman had the railroad, but it may have been too close to Sherman
to have a chance at real growth. The limited infrastructure and paltry population made Hagerman expendable when plans were being drawn up for Lake Texoma in 1944.

Hagerman was submerged and is now a part of the lakebed of Lake Texoma. The cemetery was relocated several miles from the original site.
Hagerman Texas cemetery Crabtree tombstones
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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Lake Texoma near Denison Texas
Hagerman is now under Lake Texoma
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2007
Grayson County TX 1920s Map
Grayson County 1920s map showing Hagerman - NW of Sherman
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Hagerman, Texas
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