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BLACK, TEXAS


Parmer County, Texas Panhandle

34 40' 56.4" N, 102 36' 34.4" W (34.682333, -102.609556)

US 60
32 miles NE of Farwell the county seat
7 miles NE of Friona
21 miles NE of Bovina
About 15 miles SW of Hereford
ZIP code 79035
Population: 100 (2000, 1990)

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Black, Texas depot and conductor, old photo
Black, Texas conductor reading orders
1943 photo by photographer Jack Delano, courtesy Library of Congress
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History in a Pecan Shell

Black, Texas began life in 1898 as a stop on the Pecos Valley and Northern Texas Railroad. It was named for local landowner E. B. Black. When the giant XIT Ranch started selling off it's immense holdings in 1908, excursion trains carrying would-be land buyers passed through Black.

A post office opened in 1912 to join a school that had opened two years previously. The post office closed and reopened several times, opening for good in 1926. In the early 1920s, church services were held in the grocery of Ray Conway. In 1950 the Black school district merged with its counterpart in Friona and the former school has since become a community center.

The 1990 Census figure of 100 residents is still in use for 2000.

Black, Texas grain elevators
Grain elevators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Black, Texas grain elevators office
Attebury Grain, Inc. in Black
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Black, Texas Nearby Towns:
Farwell the county seat
Friona
Bovina
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