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BYERS, TEXAS


Clay County, Central Texas North

344'13"N 9811'27"W (34.070146, -98.190703)

State Hwy 79 and FM 171
2 Miles N of where the Red River meets the Wichita
14 Miles N of Henrietta the county seat
22 Miles NE of Wichita Falls
ZIP code 76357
Area code 940
Population: 452 Est. (2019)
498 (2010) 517 (2000) 510 (1990)

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Water Tower
Byers Hornets
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Anthony Walter and George Washington Byers, brothers and store-keeping partners founded the town and shared the honor of being town namesake.

In 1904, the Wichita Falls and Oklahoma Railway reached Byers, half of the money supplied by the brothers. The town was platted and the Byers brothers subdivided their ranch into town lots. A post office opened that same year and a newspaper began publishing a year after that.

With its railroad connection to the rest of the country, Byers thrived. The population had increased to 600 by 1914 and the town enjoyed the services from a variety of stores. The town lost some population during the depression, ending the 1930s with 427 residents.

The railroad was abandoned in 1943. Byers has retained its population over the years the 2000 census reporting 517 people.


Byers is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Byers Texas Street Scene Circa 1910-1920s
Byers Texas Street Scene Circa 1910-1920s
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Photo courtesy SMU Central University Libraries


Byers Tx City Hall
Byers City Hall
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007


Byers Tx Methodist Church
Byers Methodist Church
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007


Byers Tx "Ford" sign
Ford
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007


Cotton Scenes - Byers-Nacona TX area, ca 1908
Cotton scene somewere in the Byers or Nocona area.
Postcard ca 1908 courtesy William Beauchamp
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Central Texas North

Byers, Texas Nearby Towns:
Henrietta the county seat
Wichita Falls
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