"Grew Up On The Railroad" Gainesville by mrclay2000

Gainesville Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 41 photos

A History in Brief

Gainesville grew up in 1850 due to the passage of an important railroad, but today the railroad is little used or ignored. Gainesville remains a decent model of towns in rural Texas, lying 50 miles north of Dallas and 25 miles north of Denton.

  • Last visit to Gainesville: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Apr 6, 2006 at 1:37 PM

    Since your trip in Dec. the 1884 Italinate home was purchased and the new owners are starting to restore the exterior. On Church Street, the "Timmis" house just sold to a CA family that plans to bring this one back to life.

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    Jan 28, 2006 at 4:52 PM

    Nice little town in Texas...maybe we'll visit it sometime. We're moving to Texas this summer. Thanks for the introduction!

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    Feb 20, 2005 at 7:34 PM

    I love small town churches, victorian houses, and grand neighborhoods! Just love small town Americana!

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    Jan 3, 2005 at 9:08 AM

    Mrclay still has a keen eye for small town Americana. Good stuff.


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