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FARGO, TEXAS

Wilbarger County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas

Fargo: Off US 283
10 miles N of Vernon
60 miles NW of Wichita Falls via US 287
Population: 161 est.

Fargo, Texas Area Hotels: Vernon Hotels | Wichita Falls Hotels
Northside Tx,  Northside ISD Detail
Northside ISD
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
The road to Fargo Texas
The road to Fargo.
TE photo, 2000

Fargo, Texas

Unlike Gertrude Stein's Oakland, there is a there there in Fargo. I think someone on your staff took (a wrong turn) to Doans, thinking they'd go through Fargo on the way. No wonder they didn't find Fargo. You can get to Doans via Fargo, but the trick is to take FM 2916 straight to Doan's from Highway 283 (the one connecting Vernon, Texas with Altus, Oklahoma).

In Fargo, there's not only the Fargo Church of Christ (of which you have a picture) but also a cotton gin. You can buy a soft drink from the machine in the gin office. That's not exactly like having a store, but it beats nothing. Fargo also has several houses in all directions from the intersection that marks the center of "downtown." Fargo used to have a post office, a blacksmith, a store with a soda fountain, a place to get a hamburger or a griddle-cooked steak -- all at one time or another from the earliest days of the settlement. Fargo Methodist Church is one mile west and one mile north of Highway 283.

Across from the Methodist Church is Northside School, grades K-12. Northside Independent School District was created from five area districts back in the 1930s. The six-man football team won state in its division in 2006.

The 125th celebration of the Doan's Crossing May Picnic is coming up this year (2008). Interest in Doan's seems to be growing, especially since the Western Cattle Trail has been marked by little obelisks all the way across Texas to Doan's. I believe it's marked all the way to Dodge City, for that matter... - Hanaba Munn Welch, Fargo, January 01, 2008
Northside Tx - Fargo Methodist Church
Fargo Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Photographer's Note:
The Fargo Methodist is right across the street from the Northside ISD. The Fargo Church of Christ is at another intersection listed as Fargo. - Barclay Gibson
Northside Tx,  Northside ISD
Northside ISD
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Northside Tx,  Northside ISD entrance
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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Fargo Texas Church of Christ
Church of Christ
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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Doan's Crossing

Getting There
Although it isn't on the Official State Highway Map, historic
Doan's Crossing can be reached by going north on Hwy 283 and following the signs from Fargo.

"You can get to Doans via Fargo, but the trick is to take FM 2916 straight to Doan's from Highway 283 (the one connecting Vernon, Texas with Altus, Oklahoma)" - Hanaba Munn Welch, Fargo

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Fargo, Texas Area Destinations:
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Wichita Falls
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