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VEGA, TEXAS

Oldham County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3514'44"N 10225'30"W (35.245547, -102.425112)

I-40 on Old Route 66
About 30 miles W of Amarillo
Population: 906 est. (2016)
884 (2010) 936 (2000) 840 (1990)
County Population: 2,052 (2010)

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Vega Texas on Old Route 66
Vega on Old Route 66
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, September 2008
Vega is Spanish for Meadow.
Oldham is English for Jamon Viejo.


History in a Pecan Shell

The Vegans (all 223 of them at the time) fought for five years to get the county seat moved from Tascosa. While early settlers chose a place next to the Canadian River, Vegans felt a railroad was more of what they needed. A special election was held in 1915 and Vega became the new county seat.

The Oldham Hotel served as the courthouse until a new one could be built. It is not reported if bellhops doubled as baliffs. A downtown fire in 1931 leveled 6 downtown buildings.
Vega TX -  Route 66
Route 66
Photo courtesy Jimmy Dobson, August 2017
Present Oldham County Courthouse, Vega Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
Oldham County Courthouse
Vega TX US 385 Downtown
Downtown buildings along US 385 across from the courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
Vega TX Courthouse Square North
Oldham County courthouse square north
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
Vega Texas downtown and water tower
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, September 2008
Vega TX restored Magnolia Gas Station
The restored Magnolia Gas Station
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
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View of Tilden Texas from Magnolia Gas Station
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
Restores Magnolia gas pump, Vega Texas
Magnolia Gasoline
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
Vega TX - Route 66 - 1924 Magnolia Service Station
Route 66 - The 1924 Magnolia Service Station
Photo courtesy Jimmy Dobson, August 2017
Vega TX - Route 66 Vega Motel
Vega Motel
Photo courtesy Jimmy Dobson, August 2017
More Rooms with a Past
Vega TX , Route 66 -1960's Hickory Cafe Vintage Sign
The 1960's Hickory Cafe Vintage Sign
Photo courtesy Jimmy Dobson, August 2017
Vega TX - Route 66 Pepsi-Cola ghost sign
Pepsi-Cola ghost sign
Photo courtesy Jimmy Dobson, August 2017
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Vega Texas water tower
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
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Vega Texas grain elevators
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, September 2008
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Vega Public School, Texas
"Vega Public School"
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
Tascosa TX - Overlook From Boys Ranch
Courtesy www.texasplainstrail.com. Photographer Rick Vanderpool
Ghost Town Tascosa,
Boys Ranch and Boot Hill Cemetery

24 miles N from Vega on Highway 385
Vega Texas Old Roule 66 painted sign
Old Route 66
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, September 2008

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Vega, Texas Nearby Towns:
Amarillo | Tascosa
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