Very Brief HistoryA
group of settlers got together and sunk a well in the area about 1903.
Today only a few houses dot the landscape where Gasoline once was. Even the cemetery
(Rest Haven) is two miles north. The unusual name dates from 1907, the date
when they got the first post office. How they decided on this unusual name is
lost to history, but the Handbook of Texas suggests that the town's cotton
gin ran on gasoline and gasoline was still regarded "as a novelty" in the
Full Day in GasolineNo
population reports were given, however, school expansions indicate that Gasoline
was once thriving. Residents could have their horses shod at the blacksmith while
they got a haircut or visited with friends at the café. They could then pick up
some liver pills at the drugstore and if they had time, they could watch gasoline
being poured into the engine at the 'gin'. Even with the town being named gasoline,
they were sensible enough to use kerosene for their lighting. They got electricity
just in time for the Great Depression (1929) and the Handbook tells us
that the town only had one telephone for years.
Texas" should have been considered.
The town's gin burned in 1938
and shortly thereafter, the population dwindled to 20 persons. After WWII,
the few remaining schoolchildren started attending classes in Quitaque
and the post office closed in 1948.
TE, My Dad, Samuel Willis White Jr., was born in Gasoline, Texas on Nov. 26, 1920.
If anyone out there has stories or photos of Gasoline Texas, please send them
in. - Regards, Gary L. White, Euless, Texas,September 09, 2006
I was just sitting at the kitchen table a few minuets ago when
I thought of the name Gasoline, Texas, only reason was I suppose is the fact my
Grandmother Molly Coker lived there or that was her address back in 1910 ( along
with her youngest boy, Roy Coker, my uncle. ) I remember Dad talking about Gasoline,
TX. Don't remember much except that he did and do know by census Record's my Grandmother
and uncle Roy lived there for a time back in that time in history. Was beginning
to think google wasn't going to bring up anything for me about Gasoline, Texas,
but glad they finally did.
Was good reading about the little place back
then, though I am an old gent 73 years old, it brought a tear to my eyes, Thanks.
- William J. Coker, Booneville, Arkansas, May 03, 2006
Perhaps you can help me...we are having a reunion of our Brummett family in October...all
of the children in my father-in-law's family were born in Gasoline...except for
one...I would like to get a picture of Gasoline back in the late 1930's and 1940's
to frame and put in our family reunion auction...Can you help me in any way with
pictures of Gasoline?... Thank you - Jan Brummett, September 06, 2004