Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Here is the viewpoint from a young 'un that is the intern for the Knox County Vision Group:
Last stop for a cold one before headin' to the lake...
"Cool things off a bit!"
Goree At A Glance
Located: U.S. Highway 277 and Farm Road 266, 84 miles north of Abilene, 72 miles southwest of Wichita Falls
First settled: 1886 and originally named Riley Springs
Named for: Robert D. Goree, Confederate veteran
Incorporated: 1906, the same year the Chigger Hill School moved to Goree
At its peak: About 35 businesses, including a cotton gin, grocery store, movie theater, bank and skating rink. Served by the Wichita Valley Railroad
Today: Agricultural community with cotton, cattle
Population then: 614 in 1920
Population now: 307 est. in 2007
City budget: $121,000
About Knox County: Munday and Knox City are the largest towns in the county. Goree is larger than the county seat of Benjamin, population 263.
Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, Texas Almanac
Where is this town?
Halfway between Wichita Falls & Abilene. Still don't get it? Then halfway between Dallas/FtWth and Lubbock. We're the closest town to the lake, Miller Creek Reservoir, where there is great fishin' and fun.