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    ESTELLINE, TEXAS

    Hall County, Texas Panhandle
    Highway 287 and State Highway 87
    14 Miles SE of Memphis
    15 Miles NW of Childress
    30 Miles E of Turkey

    Population: Population: 168 (2010)

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    Estelline Tx Cotton Gin
    Cotton Gin
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally part of the Diamond Tail Ranch, Estelline was named after the daughter of a local resident (Estelle de Shields) and founded by the Wright Brothers (Elam and Math) in 1892. With the arrival of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Estelline became a shipping point for cattle driven in from Paducah and Silverton.

    A post office was opened that same year (1892) and within two years the town had a school, two hotels and a cotton gin. An improved school (two stories) was built in 1909 and the town incorporated three years later when the population had reached 1,000.

    In 1927 a branch of the railroad was built from Estelline to Plainview, but with the onset of the Great Depression the population decreased to about 600 by 1940 - the year that the city suffered fire damage. The 1980 population was 258 which has since declined to 168 people.
    Estelline Tx - Diner
    Classic Diner
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Estelline Texas - Estelline First Baptist Church
    Estelline First Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Estelline Texas - Estelline Methodist Church
    Closed Estelline Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    Estelline Texas - Lone business building
    Lone business building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Estelline Tx - Tin Man Water Tower
    Estelline's Tin Man Water Tower
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    Estelline Tx Abandoned House
    Estelline Tx Abandoned Building
    Abandoned Buildings
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Estelline Tx Festival Park
    Estelline Music Festival
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Estelline Tx City Limits
    Estelline City Limits Population 168
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Estelline Texas city limits sign
    Estelline City Limits
    Population 194

    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2006
    Hall County Texas 1920s Map
    1920s Hall County Map showing Estelline (S of Memphis)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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    Prairie Dog Fork of Red River, Estelline, Texas
    Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2006
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