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Map of Hardin County

Gusher, in southwestern Hardin County forty miles northwest of Beaumont, was on the J. C. Daniel subdivision of the Willis Donohoe league, which was titled in 1835. It was near the Batson and Saratoga oilfields discovered in 1903 and 1901. Apparently hoping to capitalize on the nearby oilfields, Monroe Edge, a resident of Brazos County, bought the land, formerly known as the Batson Railroad townsite, from J. C. Daniel in July 1904. That same year a post office was established at Gusher. Though Gusher town lots appeared on county tax rolls in 1905, 1906, and 1907, most remained unsold. Its post office was discontinued in 1906, and the townsite was gradually abandoned.

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

Belongs to

Gusher is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Gusher is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.27681200
Longitude: -94.62179900

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated