Gordonville is located in Grayson County in Texas. Gordonville is a small and unincorporated community. The community used to be a sanctuary for William Clarke Quantrill and his guerillas before the Civil War. The coterie was named for W.C. Quantrill’s captain named Silas M. Gordon who also operated a store in the community. After the Civil War, the community became a sheep ranch before it was sold to Mark Clayton, who also opened a general store in the area. The town had a peak population of 300 residents in the 1920s before the Great Depression hit. The community now has around 165 people living in the community as of the year 2000.
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