The southern Palo Pinto County town of Gordon has a unique history. The town sprang from one of the earliest settlements in that area and quickly became a major trade and shipping center. Today Gordon, like many small towns in the area, is primarily centered around its school. Gordon I.S.D. is an entity that Gordon residents take great pride in with its outstanding achievements in education and athletics. Its state ranked academic performance is the highest in the county for a K-12 school. Not only is the town unique for its quality of school, for its size it is still home to several thriving businesses.