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PECAN GAP, TEXAS


Delta County, Central Texas North

33 26' 17" N, 95 50' 56" W (33.438056, -95.848889)

FM 64 and FM 128
12 Miles NW of Cooper the county seat
6 Miles W of Ben Franklin
22 Miles SW of Paris
32 Miles SE of Bonham
18 Miles N of Commerce
ZIP code 75469
Area code 903
Population: 197 Est. (2019)
203 (2010) 214 (2000) 245 (1990)

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Pecan Gap Texas city hall and fire department
The road to Pecan Gap Cemetery
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

Indeed, named for a grove of Pecan trees, the community was settled around 1884 and the Pecan Gap Baptist Church marks that year as their beginning. Early settlers came from Arkansas. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1888 and built a depot. The town (almost) instantly became a shipping point for Delta County farmers and the population was soon approaching 500. By 1910 the population had grown to 600 but by 1929 it was back to 500, declining to just over 400 by the mid-1930s. By 1989 the population was 296 which has since declined to the current (2010) 203.

Annual Event:

Pecan Festival - Second Saturday of October

Pecan Gap Texas post offices TX 75469
Pecan Gap TX 75469
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
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Pecan Gap Texas post offices
Another view of the US Post Office in Pecan Gap
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006


Pecan Gap Texas Grain elevators and feed store
Grain elevators and feed store
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008
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Pecan Gap Texas old mill
Old mill
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008


Closed gas station in Pecan Gap
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2008
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Site of Hockaday Homestead near  Pecan Gap Texas
Site of Hockaday Homestead historical marker
Photo courtesy Mike Price, April 2008


TX Delta County 1940s Map
1940s map showing Pecan Gap in extreme NW Delta County
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Central Texas North

Pecan Gap, Texas Nearby Towns:
Cooper - Delta County seat
Ben Franklin | Paris | Commerce

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