Hagerman is on a spur off Farm Road 1417 eight miles northwest of Sherman in north central Grayson County. In the early 1870s settlers came to the community, which became a center for area farmers. It was originally called Steedman, in honor of county judge S. D. Steedman, and its post office, established in 1880, was called Steedman until 1909. When the tracks of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad reached the community in 1909, its name was changed to Hagerman, to honor railroad attorney James Hagerman. The community post office closed sometime after 1930. In the 1930s and 1940s Hagerman's population was reported as 150. Though most of the townsite was submerged under Lake Texoma in 1944, Hagerman is marked on the 1970 county highway map by a church, and, several miles away, a cemetery.

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.

Belongs to

Steedman is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town, county, or lake of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Currently Exists


Place type

Steedman is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Deaver)
  • (Hagerman)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Proud to call Texas home?

Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.

Search Places »