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HANSFORD, TEXAS

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Hansford County, Texas Panhandle
Hwys 15 and 207
6 miles W of Spearman

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History in a Pecan Shell

Hansford lost population and businesses to Spearman when the railroad arrived in late 1919, and more importantly, an election (1929) deciding which town would be the county seat.

All that remains of Hansford today is the cemetery which up until 1928 was the only cemetery in the county.

The former Hansford County Courthouse (1889) in Hansford was built of brick shipped in from Dodge City, Kansas - the main supply point for the Northern Panhandle.
Hansford County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Hansford County postal map showing Hansford
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Hansford County Texas 1940s mp
1940s Hansford County map showing Hansford (W of Spearman)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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