- Get Involved
SHANNON, TEXAS. Shannon is on Farm Road 175 twenty miles southwest of Henrietta in extreme south central Clay County. It was established around a general store built by Rachel D. Ivie in 1878 and was known as Stampede Springs. This name was changed, apparently soon after the settlement's founding, to Shannon, in honor of a pioneer family that had come to the area from the Shannon Valley in Ireland. A post office opened in 1893. By 1910 the local school enrolled eighty-two students and employed two teachers. By the mid-1920s 112 persons lived in Shannon. The population remained constant throughout the succeeding three decades, while the reported number of businesses fell from three in 1936 to two by the mid-1950s. The population decreased to eighty in 1966–67 and to twenty-three by the late 1970s. In 1990 the population was listed as twenty-three. The population remained the same in 2000.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:William Charles Taylor, A History of Clay County (Austin: Jenkins, 1972).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, "SHANNON, TX," accessed April 21, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hns38.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.