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FOARD CITY , TEXAS

Foard County, Texas Panhandle

FM 263
9 Miles S of Crowell
30 Miles S of Quanah
20 Miles N of Benjamin
Population: 00010 (estimate 2000)

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Foard City Tx Cemetery child tombstone
The cemetery in Foard City
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Foard City was designated a stop on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad in 1908. The town had just been granted a post office the previous year. People relocating from the nearby hamlet of Harrisonville made up a sizeable portion of the new population. One F. R. Lefevre donated land for school and cemetery in 1910 and Harrisonville’s tiny school was placed on the donated plot.

The community closed its schools in 1939 and the post office closed in the mid 1950s along with the town’s only business. Many Foard Citizens moved to the more prosperous county seat – less than 10 miles away, leaving a mere handful of residents. The population has been estimated at 10 since the 1980 Census.

A Visit to Foard City

Photographer's Note:
"The only structure in Foard City is this collapsed church. The unamed, hidden and totally untended cemetery is about 1/2 mile to the northwest." - Barclay Gibson
Foard City Tx Collapsed Church
A collapsed church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Foard City Tx Collapsed Church

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Foard City Tx Cemetery

More views of the cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Foard City Tx Cemetery  collapsed tombstone

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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