Location of Hampton, Texas
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Hampton was located at (32.56747, -98.98.36420).
The town of Hampton was settled around the year 1864, one mile north of present day Gordon, Texas. Hampton was a wood structured town that was on the frontier of Indian raids. A post office opened its doors in 1879 with Robert H. Rogan appointed as post master. Mr. Rogan and a Mr. Cotney were early town businessmen. Jess Neblet was the first merchant selling groceries and dry goods in town. On the religious front, the First Baptist Church of Hampton was organized 1879 with the Methodist Church following suit a few months later.
Just as Hampton was starting to thrive, the Texas and Pacific Rail Road started making its way through southern Palo Pinto County. The new railroad was part of largest single expansion of the Texas and Pacific system linking Fort Worth to Sierra Blanca, and it occurred between 1880 and 1881. The track did not make its way through Hampton proper, but rather about one mile south of town. Town leaders met and decided that it would be best for the community to move closer to the railroad and take advantage of what it had to offer. Town leaders included the likes of Albert Lusk, Ben Foster, Jess Neblet, Jim Moore, John Moore, Tod Wood, Alf Beckham, Jasper Odan, Jeff Cowden, Dock Abels, and Up Self.
By late 1881 Hampton was full swing in the process of relocation to the railroad town of Gordon. Records indicate that the First Baptist Church relocated to Gordon in late 1881 and the Methodist Church made the move in early 1882. The Hampton post office was one of the last official relocations when it was moved to Gordon reopening there on Oct 17, 1883. 
The area in which Hampton was located is served by the Gordon Independent School District.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.