Gilford, eighteen miles southeast of Center in southeastern Shelby County, received a post office in 1876, with Gilford D. Reynolds as postmaster. In 1884 Gilford's population was estimated at thirty. Its post office closed in 1887, and no further information is available about the community. It is not shown on the 1936 county highway map.

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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