South Hanlon

South Hanlon, in central Stephens County, was established in the 1920s as a result of the oil boom. A map from that time shows two Hanlon plant locations and one Hanlon gasoline plant located between Breckenridge and Necessity. By 1949 some twelve families lived at South Hanlon. By the 1980s, however, all that existed at the site was an abandoned railway station.

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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