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    GRUVER, TEXAS

    Hansford County, Texas Panhandle
    Highway 15, FM 278 and FM 136
    14 Miles NW of Spearman

    39 Miles E of Stratford
    44 Miles N of Borger

    Population: 1,162 (2000)

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    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.
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    1940s Hansford County map showing Gruver (NW of Spearman)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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