Cotton, Cattle and Coal
Gordon owes it's beginnings to the Texas & Pacific Railway and its early day hunger for coal.
When the Texas & Pacific Railway made its way to the southern Palo Pinto County town of Gordon, Texas in mid 1880, the community swiftly sprang into prominence. In the early days, Gordon served as the western terminus of the rail, with daily stage coach services to all parts north, south, and west. The town quickly grew into a shipping center for area cotton, cattle and coal.