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BIPPUS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Deaf Smith County, Texas Panhandle

Unnumbered County Road
11 miles S of the Oldham County Line
11 miles E of the New Mexico Line
NW of Hereford the county seat
W of Amarillo
Population: ?

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Bippus, Texas church
The church in Bippus
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2005

History in a Pecan Shell

The town was settled on land that had been part of the huge XIT Ranch. In 1910 or thereabouts several families bought small parcels from the ranch. They built their homes within a ten-mile radius of one another pretty close by West Texas standards. A Russian immigrant named Geo. Bippus donated land for a school building and the town was named in his honor.

During the sweeping school consolidations across the state in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Bippus school was consolidated with Walcott ISD. A community building was serving the needs of local residents in the 1980s according to the Handbook of Texas.

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TX Deaf Smith County 1920s Map
Deaf Smith County 1920s map
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Deaf Smith County Towns

County Seat - Hereford
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  • Ayr ghost town
  • Bippus ghost town
  • Dean
  • Dawn
  • Glenrio ghost town
  • Hereford County seat
  • Milo Center

  • Contiguous Counties:
    Oldham County (N) Randall County (E)
    Castro County (SE) Parmer County (S)
    Curry County, New Mexico (SW)
    Quay County, New Mexico (W)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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