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.
Alanreed is accessible via Interstate 40 and FM 291. Loop 271 through the community is a former alignment of the historic U.S. Route 66.
The McLean Independent School District serves area students.
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