Texas Bob Travels

Girvin, Texas

Pecos County

The "Girvin Social Club"
The "Girvin Social Club"

Girvin, originally named Granada, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 385 and Farm Road 11, near the Pecos River thirty-two miles northeast of Fort Stockton in northeastern Pecos County.

A community began there in the 1890s, when stock raisers moved into the region. The town was eventually named for John H. Girvin, a local rancher. In 1912 the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway completed track construction from Mertzon to Girvin after crossing the Pecos River. A post office was established at Girvin on January 31, 1913. The original townsite was located on both sides of the tracks, near the rail station. Soon the town also had a store, a hotel, a saloon, and a lumberyard, and stock pens were built near the tracks.

Source: Glenn Justice, "GIRVIN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hng07), accessed June 25, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association

The only business in town is the Girvin Social Club. It's a small place that crowds up on Friday and Saturday nights. When the weather is nice the customers dance on the patio dance floor located outside on the right side of the building.

Girvin, Texas; One of the many places to "Waltz Across Texas" under the stars.

Update:

The Girvin Social Club is currently closed. (8/2011).