History of Sanger
Sanger, TX was first founded in 1886 as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad. The Sante Fe Railroad named the town in honor of one of its customers, the Sanger family, who owned stores in Waco and Dallas, TX.
The Growth of Sanger, TX
When the town of Sanger was first founded, it was dependent on the Sante Fe Railroad as a link to markets. But as the original line began to decline, a state highway was built between Sanger and Dallas in 1920. This helped the town tremendously.
The town of Sanger used its fertile black, waxy soil of the area to grows wheat, oats, maize, millet, and cotton. This was used to help them participate in the markets around the area as well as their cattle and other livestock.
By 1980 Sanger had forty-eight businesses in the town. The town had a community center, two parks, a public library, and a weekly newspaper. Sanger had begun to manufacture things like bank equipment, paper products, plastic molding, fertilizer spreaders, cabinets, sheet metal, and cabinets.
The population in 1980 was 2,574, which was an increase of about 60 percent since 1970. The rapid population growth over 10 years was due to being so close to the town of Denton, TX. In 1990 the population was 3,508. The population grew to 4,534 in 2000.
Things to Do in Sanger
There are a variety of things to do in Sanger depending on the type of attraction you are looking for. There is something for everyone.
If you are looking to take a walk down memory lane, you should visit the Sanger Area Historical Society Museum. It is located in the downtown square of Sanger, TX. This museum will give you an in-depth look into the history of the town of Sanger.
If you are looking for something more artistic, look into visiting the Kamme Art Gallery and Studio. This amazing gallery features new showing from Texas artists each month. They have something for everyone from abstract to Western. You will definitely enjoy seeing some amazing local Texas artwork on display.
Visiting Sanger during the warmer months? Then you must visit Lake Ray Roberts Marina. It is a prime location for all of your favorite lake sports like wakeboarding, tubing, or even sailing. If you visit you may even be lucky enough to catch one of our major bass tournaments that are hosted there several times a year.