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HOOVER, TEXAS


Gray County, Texas Panhandle

35 35' 38.04" N, 100 51' 2.52" W (35.5939, -100.8507)

Near Roberts County line
On FM 2391
NE of Pampa the county seat
SW of Miami
NE of Amarillo
ZIP code 79065
Area code 806
Population: 5 (1990, 2000)

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Hoover, Texas
Hoover, Texas
Photo courtesy Erick Whetstone, 4-21-04

History in a Pecan Shell

A lawyer from nearby Canadian, Texas named Harvey E. Hoover is the town's namesake. Hoover is just over the Gray side of the Gray / Roberts county line.

The town was born as a switch on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway (1887). The Hoover post office opened in 1910 - closed in 1914 and reopened a year later, closing for good in 1972.

Oil was discovered in the thirties - but not enough for a full-fledged boom. Hoover's restricted development is a result of its proximity to Pampa. In 1980 the population was a mere thirty-five, which has since declined to the current estimate of five. The largest landmark in the area is the 1954 grain elevator.

TX Gray County 1920s Map
1920s map showing Hoover
in northern Gray County, near Roberts County line
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Hoover, Texas Nearby Towns:
Pampa the county seat
Miami
Amarillo
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