Hayhurst was a farming community near what is now Van Alstyne in south central Grayson County. The settlement formed in the mid-1840s, when a number of families chose the site because of its promise as a productive farming area. Among this group was the town's namesake, Joseph Warner Hayhurst. As Van Alstyne developed, the community of Hayhurst declined. It was not named on the 1947 county highway map.

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Adoption Status:
This place has been adopted and will not be available until February 5, 2025
Adopted by:
Pamela Kay Zeidler (Hayhurst)
Dedication Message:
In loving memory of Francis Hayhurst

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Place type

Hayhurst is classified as a Town

Has Post Office


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