Gunsight

Gunsight, in southern Stephens County, was named for the nearby Gunsight Mountains. It was settled in 1879 and gained a post office in 1880 at J. W. Shepard's store. The community's population was fifty in 1890 and grew to 150 in 1920 because of the oil boom and the town's location near the Wichita Falls and Southern Railway. During the 1920s Gunsight lost its railroad station and post office. Its population was reported as six from 1980 through 2000.

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

Gunsight is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.54151570
    Longitude
    -98.87117650

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Gunsight by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
6 2009 Local Officials