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DOUGHERTY, TEXAS

Floyd County, Texas Panhandle

33 56' 30" N, 101 5' 12" W (33.941667, -101.086667)
FM 28
off US 62/70
14 Miles E of Floydada the county seat
41 Miles E of Plainview
63 Miles NE of Lubbock
16 Miles W of Roaring Springs
W of Matador
Population: 109 (2000)

Dougherty Area Hotels
Plainview Hotels | Lubbock Hotels
Dougherty Tx Grain Elevators
Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

This late-arriving town appeared in 1928 and was named to honor one F. M. Dougherty (profession unknown). The town opened its post office and school in 1929 and the town seemed to have a bright future. Dougherty was bypassed by the construction of Highway 62 / 70 and this killed its chances of prosperity. It was able to maintain a population of 150 in the late 1940s and still had 135 living there in 1980. It declined to 100 by 1990 - but by 2000, it had increaded to 109.

Dougherty has kept its post office through the years and still appears on the official state map.

Dougherty Landmarks

Dougherty Tx Road Sign
Entering Dougherty
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Dougherty Tx - Gas Station
Dougherty Gas Station. More Texas Gas Stations
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Dougherty Tx Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Grain Elevators
Dougherty water tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Water Towers
Photographer's Note:
And this is the way it was in Dougherty. - Barclay Gibson
TX Floyd County 1940s Map
Floyd County 1940s map showing Dougherty
SE of Floydada
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

Dougherty, Texas Nearby Towns:
Floydada the county seat
Plainview | Lubbock | Silverton
Matador | Dickens | Crosbyton
See Floyd County, Texas Panhandle

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