TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 1800 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
 
 Texas : Towns / Panhandle / West Texas :

ASPERMONT, TEXAS

Stonewall County Seat, Panhandle / West Texas
Hwys 83
59 miles N of Abilene
95 miles S of Childress
Hwy 380
20 miles E of Jayton
118 miles SE of Lubbock

Population: 1,021 (2000) 1,214 (1990)

Book Your Hotel Here & Save
Abilene Hotels
Lubbock Hotels

Aspermont Tx Wall Mural
Aspermont Mural
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
More Texas Murals | Texas Towns
History in a Pecan Shell

1889: A.L. Rhomberg donates land for townsite and names it Latin for "Rough Mountain"
1898: Becomes county seat in a contested fight with Rayner
1900: Courthouse construction begins - population is 400
1909: Incorporation and railroad comes through (the Stamford and Northwestern Railway)
1920: Population reduced back to 1900 level due to WWI
1940s: Oil discovered
1965: Hospital built
1980: Population reached all time high of 1,357

Stonewall County Courthouse -
Stonewall County has had 5 courthouses
Stonewall County Courthouse, Aspermont Texas
Stonewall County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December, 2008

Stonewall County Towns and Ghost Towns

County Seat - Aspermont
Stonewall County Courthouse
  • Antioch
  • Aspermont
  • Big Stinking Creek
  • Double Mountain
  • Old Glory
  • Oriana
  • Peacock
  • Rayner - Ghost town, former county seat
  • Swenson

    More stories, towns & photos:
    Texas | Texas Towns | Panhandle | West Texas |
  • Aspermont Area Hotels - Book Here & Save

    Abilene Hotels | Lubbock Hotels | More Hotels
     
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
    TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

    TEXAS FEATURES
    Ghosts | People | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Black History | Rooms with a Past | Music | Animals | Books
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Stores | Banks | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Drive-by Architecture | Old Neon | Murals | Signs | Ghost Signs | Then and Now
    Vintage Photos

    TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright 1998-2008. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
    This page last modified: January 23, 2009