Pecan Gap is sometimes informally referred to as "The Gap" by area residents. It was named for the gap between two pecan trees, but unfortunately, one of the two pecan trees was destroyed by a tornado in 1963. Pecan Gap is located at the junction of Farm to Market Roads 64 and 128. The city is one of just two incorporated communities in Delta County and it is also the second-largest in the county. With a total area of 0.63 square miles, its first inhabitants were the Caddo people, who settled large portions of eastern Texas as early as 800 A.D. and were highly advanced settlers who lived in large wooden structures and were also skilled farmers. The first European to visit the area was French explorer François Hervey, around 1750. Around 1820, Delaware, Quapaw, and Seminole tribes began settling in the area. Became part of Red River County in 1836, Lamar County in 1840, Hopkins County in 1846, and Delta County in 1870. As Pecan Gap grew it expanded west into Fannin County. The city celebrates the annual Pecan Festival on the second Saturday of October. The population was 201 in 2017. Also, Pecan Gap is served by the Fannindel Independent School District.
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