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GANNON, TEXAS. Gannon is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on a country road one mile west of Farm Road 419 and fifteen miles southwest of Roby in southwestern Fisher County. Grover school was operating 1½ miles east of the site by 1891. In 1912 the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway built through the area, and Gannon, named for C. L. Gannon, a school board trustee, became a station on the line. The school was renamed Gannon and relocated closer to the railway line. In 1940 the community had the school and a number of scattered dwellings. Gannon school was consolidated with Sweetwater schools in 1945, and by the 1980s all that remained in the community were a number of homes and the station.


Fisher County Historical Commission, History of Fisher County, Texas (Rotan, Texas: Shelton, 1983).

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Stacy Catalina, "GANNON, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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