Alanreed, Texas

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Alanreed is located in Texas
Location of Alanreed in Texas

Alanreed is an unincorporated community in Gray County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Pampa, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area. The community was named for Messrs. Alan and Reed, partners in the contracting firm that laid out the present townsite for the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad in 1900. An earlier name for the place was Gouge Eye, in honor of a memorable saloon brawl.[1]

Alanreed is accessible via Interstate 40 and FM 291.[2] Loop 271 through the community is a former alignment of the historic U.S. Route 66.[3]

The McLean Independent School District serves area students.

Alanreed Post Office


  1. ^ Temple, Robert D. Edge Effects: The Border-Name Places, (2nd edition, 2009), iUniverse, ISBN 978-0-595-47758-6, page 324.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 172. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 271". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 28, 2012.

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Coordinates: 35°12′45″N 100°44′04″W / 35.2125494°N 100.7343059°W / 35.2125494; -100.7343059