Rockford is on Farm Road 1497 fourteen miles southeast of Paris in southeastern Lamar County. It was settled prior to 1900 and named for its location on a rocky ford of the North Sulphur River. A post office operated at the settlement from 1891 to 1909. Rockford had a population of twenty-five and one business in 1940. After World War II many of the residents moved out of the area, and by the mid-1960s the town's only store had closed. In the early 1990s Rockford was a dispersed rural community.
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.
Christopher Long | © Texas State Historical Association
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