Garfield

Garfield, on Farm Road 2656 ten miles west of Yorktown near the western corner of DeWitt County, was named for President James A. Garfield. J. G. Guenther taught the first school there in 1891, and the next year the Garfield Gun Club was started and a dance hall was built. A store was opened there in 1918, but by 1940 no community center was reported. The 1983 county highway map showed one business at Garfield. In 2000 the population was sixteen.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Garfield is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.04247320
    Longitude
    -97.65194140

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Garfield by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
16 2009 Local Officials