Carson, originally Gum Springs, is on Farm Road 1396 ten miles northeast of Bonham in northeastern Fannin County. In the late nineteenth century the settlement served area farmers as a school and church community. Between 1898 and 1907 Carson had a post office and, at one time, a cotton gin. The population was estimated at twenty-two in 1990 and in 2000.

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Carson is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Carson is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Gum Springs)


Latitude: 33.70204610
Longitude: -96.00580730

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2014