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GOREE, TEXAS

Knox County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 277 and FM 266
30 Miles SE of Benjamin
18 Miles SW of Seymour
18 Miles NE of Knox City
61 Miles SW of Vernon
84 Miles N of Abilene
Population: 321 (2000)

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Goree Tx Closed Church
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Settlement began in the mid 1880s with a store / post office. The name Goree was adopted to honor Knox County settler Robert Goree. In 1890 the store was bought and moved with the new site becoming “North Goree.” The railroad arrived in 1906 and a cotton gin was built that same year.

From a population of 614 in1920, Goree had declined to 425 at the end of the Great Depression, increasing to 640 by the 1950 census. The population has been declining in recent years – from 524 in 1980 to 321 by 2000.

A Visit to Goree, Texas:

Goree Tx 1906 Closed First National Bank Building
1906 First National Bank
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Goree Tx 1906 Closed First National Bank Building
First National Bank Building
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Goree Tx 1906 Closed First National Bank Building and water tower
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Goree Tx Post Office 76363
Goree Texas Post Office 76363
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Goree Tx 1920 Yandell and Burgess Bldg
1920 Yandell and Burgess Building
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Goree Tx Church Bell
Church Bell
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Goree Tx Closed Cotton Gin
Closed Cotton Gin. See Cotton | Cotton Gins
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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