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    ANTON, TEXAS

    Extreme NE corner of Hockley County, Texas Panhandle
    US 84, FM 168 and FM 597
    18 miles NE of Levelland
    24 miles NW of Lubbock

    Population: 1,200


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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town had originally been part of the Spade Ranch. After the ranch was subdivided in the 1920s, a town was platted alongside a spur of the Pecos and Northern Texas Railroad. J. F. Anton, a railroad executive was given the honor of having the new town named for him. On December 3, 1924, even while a sandstorm was hitting the town, over 200 lots were sold to eager buyers. A post office opened the following year and the town had its own newspaper, a hotel, cotton gin and four lumber companies to provide material for substantial growth.

    The town incorporated in the late 1930s when the population was given as 400. By the 1960s this had grown to 1,368 residents who were supported by fifty businesses. By the late 1980s the population had remained about the same but the number of businesses had declined to only 14.
    Anton Tx - Depot Community Center

    Anton Community Center - Former Depot
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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    Anton Tx Mural
    Mural (of High School?)
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    Anton Tx Bank
    "The Original Citizens State Bank"
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    Anton Tx - Tin Man Water Tower
    Anton Tin Man Water Tower
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    Anton Tx - Windmill
    Windmill
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    Anton Tx - Boothe Elevator
    "Boothe Elevator"
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    Anton Tx - Boothe Elevators
    "Boothe Elevators"
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    Anton TX - Boothe Grain Elevators and Rail
    Boothe Grain Elevators and Rail
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    Anton Tx - City Limit Sign
    Anton City Limit - POP 1200
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