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GRUVER, TEXAS

Hansford County, Texas Panhandle

3615'46"N 10124'19"W (36.262731, -101.405143)

Highway 15, FM 278 and FM 136
14 Miles NW of Spearman the county seat
3 Miles W of Farwell
40 Miles W of Perryton
39 Miles E of Stratford
33 Miles N of Stinnet
44 Miles N of Borger
Population: 1,150 Est. (2018)
1,194 (2010) 1,162 (2000) 1,172 (1990)

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Gruver TX - Water Tower
Gruver Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Joseph Hezkiah Gruver is the town's namesake. Joseph and son Lawrence established a ranch in the area around 1907. Gruver became a center for wheat and small-grain farming even before the railroad arrived (1929). A post office was granted in 1927, and the school two years later. The 1930 population was 650, but the Great Depression and WWII took a toll. The post war population declined to just 350. The population increased to over 800 by the mid 1950s and 1,555 by the late 1960s. The town reached its population high-water mark in 1988 with 1,199 citizens, but it has since decreased to the present 1,162.
Gruver TX Downtown
Downtown
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Gruver Tx - Restaurant
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Gruver TX - Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Gruver TX
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Hansford County Texas 1940s mp
1940s Hansford County map showing Gruver
(NW of Spearman)
From Texas state map #4335

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Gruver, Texas Nearby Towns:
Spearman the county seat
Perryton
Stratford
Stinnet
Borger
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