McGirk

McGirk, in western Hamilton County, is a ghost town now. It was established in the early 1870s. A post office opened in 1882 with John A. McGirk as postmaster. A steam cotton gin operated on the Lampasas River for some years after 1892. The post office closed in 1920, but the local school district survived until around 1936. In 1945 the community reported an estimated population of twenty-five. By 2000 the population was listed as nine.

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

McGirk is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.51793760
    Longitude
    -98.33142690

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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McGirk by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
18 2009 Local Officials